2018 National Vietnam War Veterans Day in Georgia
On March 29, 2018, the Honorable Nathan Deal, Governor of Georgia, joined the Georgia Department of Veterans Service in celebrating Georgia’s Vietnam War veterans in the first national anniversary celebration of Vietnam War Veterans Day.
The State of Georgia and representatives from 11 Veterans’ Service Organizations participated in a wreath laying ceremony held in the Georgia State Capitol in honor of America’s Vietnam veterans. (Photos by Andrea Briscoe, Office of Gov. Nathan Deal, and Charlotte May, Georgia Department of Veterans Service.)
Governor Deal, Commissioner Roby, and Adjutant General Jarrard present the State of Georgia wreath.
The State of Georgia wreath honoring Vietnam veterans stands outside of the Veterans Memorial Towers in downtown Atlanta.
Walter Swenson presents a wreath on the behalf of the Military Order of the Purple Heart Department of Georgia.
Al Bocchicchio, Director of the Atlanta VA Regional Office, speaks about the importance of honoring our Vietnam veterans.
Commissioner Roby, Assistant Commissioner Canavaggio, and Assistant Commissioner Holtz stand at attention as Vietnam veteran Tommy Clack leads the Pledge of Allegiance.
Cadets from the Youth Challenge Academy in Milledgeville present colors.
Many of Georgia’s state representatives, the National Guard, and foreign dignitaries attend the ceremony.
Following the ceremony, attendees gather for a group photo.
Eleven Veterans’ Service Organizations presented wreaths honoring Vietnam veterans.
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