To Arizona Vietnam Veterans, families & friends:
The Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services and the Arizona Military Museum in conjunction with the Department of Defense 50th Commemoration of the Vietnam War is proud to host the 2nd Annual DINNER IN HONOR OF ARIZONA VIETNAM VETERANS at Wild Horse Pass Hotel and Casino in Chandler, Arizona on October 20, 2012. We are honored to have as Special Guest Speaker, Lieutenant General Claude M. Kicklighter, USA (Ret.), Director of the 50th Commemoration of the Vietnam War project.
AS WE DID LAST YEAR, WE PRESENT THIS EVENT AND DINNER TO HONOR THE SERVICE OF ARIZONA’S VIETNAM VETERANS. Our intent is that this event be part of the 50th Commemoration of the Vietnam War activities whose first stated objective is:
To thank and honor veterans who served in the Vietnam War, including personnel who were held as prisoners of war or listed as missing in action, for their service and sacrifice on behalf of the United States and to thank and honor the families of these veterans.
The affair will be a special experience including a Vietnamese Color Guard, a wonderful dinner, good music, some short speeches, some videos, TAPS, and a special presentation to Vietnam veterans. It is open to those who desire to honor Vietnam veterans. Registration and no-host bar are at 5:30 to 6:30pm when the program begins. Business attire/casual or Army Class A or service equivalent is appropriate. We look forward to seeing many Vietnam veterans, their families and friends. The dinner cost is $40.00 per person. Unfortunately, the hotel can only accommodate 400 attendees, so we need your RSVP registration and check ASAP to confirm your attendance at this wonderful experience. Wild Horse Pass Hotel rooms are set aside for your convenience at only $99.00 per night, particularly if you’re travelling from outside the Phoenix area. Just call the hotel for room reservations at 1-800-946-4452. For other questions call 520-868-6777.
As a Vietnam veteran proud of your service or as one who desires to participate in honoring those who served in the Vietnam War, just mail your completed RSVP form with payment ASAP. We hope that you will strongly support this meaningful event.
Colonel Joey Strickland, USA (Ret.), Director Colonel Joseph E. Abodeely, USA (Ret.)
Arizona Department of Veteran Services Director, Arizona Military Museum