Join members and friends of Veterans For Peace Chapter 72 for a special Memorial Day in Washington Park, near Portland Zoo
—ODVA ceremony begins at 10 a.m.
Oregon Vietnam Veterans Memorial
near the Oregon Zoo
—VFP gathering begins at 12 Noon
World Forestry Center, Cheatham Hall
across from Washington Park MAX Sta.
Easy access via MAX or Bus 63
On Memorial Day morning, Monday, May 30, the Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs hosts the state’s annual Memorial Day observance at the Oregon Vietnam Veterans Living Memorial (next to the zoo in Washington Park in SW Portland). The ODVA ceremony begins at 10 a.m. with a solemn reading of the names of 803 Oregonians who lost their lives to the Vietnam war. The main program commences at about 11:10 with a flyover by the West Coast Ravens. This year’s featured speaker is Lt. Colonel Thuy Tran, who immigrated to the United States from Vietnam when she was a child. The memorial is located next to the Portland Zoo. VFP Chapter 72 members plan to arrive an hour early to bring letters, and to stand quietly and respectfully with our banner during the ODVA ceremony and program.
Beginning at Noon, members and friends of Veterans For Peace Chapter 72 are invited to the World Forestry Center for an informal program and community conversation. The gathering is free and open to the public. (Donations graciously accepted to help cover venue and refreshments.) The hall will be open early for coffee and for shelter in case of rain. The program will include readings, reflections, music and conversation.
More details coming soon…!