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Posted: Saturday, March 28, 2020

We have decided to forego the public unveiling of the National POW/MIA Monument to those from the Vietnam War, scheduled for noon on Sunday, March 29, at the Memorial. To comply with local restrictions and in the interest of the health of those who may attend, we instead will hold a “virtual” nonpublic event that will be broadcast on our Facebook page at the same time and date, which is National Vietnam War Veterans Day.

There will be no public ceremony at that time. The video production, developed by board member and producer Melodee Mercer, will include remarks by Ralph Galati, former POW in the infamous Hanoi Hilton. Please join us remotely at noon on March 29 on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10218943256625363&set=pcb.10218943295586337&type=3&theater

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Posted: Friday, March 27, 2020

The dedication of the National Vietnam POW/MIA Monument will go forward on March 29 at noon, albeit as a virtual ceremony, the Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial has announced. After a 30-month campaign and completed construction, the Monument to those from the Vietnam War had been set for Sunday, national Vietnam War Veterans Day, but like most other public events was cancelled. Not to be deterred, the Memorial opted for a five-minute presentation, featuring former POW Ralph Galati, which describes how the monument was built, the meaning of its design and a video of the actual Monument at the Memorial. More information is available at pvvm.org. The virtual presentation will be available at noon at the Memorial’s Facebook page:

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