Iowans will honor their Vietnam Veterans at a remembrance ceremony to be held Monday, May 7th, 2012, beginning at 12:00 p.m. at the Vietnam Memorial ? located on the south side of the State Capitol in Des Moines. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the beginning of the Vietnam War.
The ceremony will include keynote speaker Bill McCarthy, Vietnam Veteran, Sheriff, Polk County, Iowa, and guest speaker Lawrence Paul, Vietnam Veteran, retired IWD Executive Officer, Mason City.
The Iowa Department of Veterans Affairs is honored to present this event. Please join us as we unite in remembrance of those who served, and those who sacrificed their lives for our country.