In this episode we will be looking at a wonderful event that will honor Vietnam Veterans in Michigan City, Indiana. It is being conducted by the Remembering Our Veterans Inc. organization that is headquartered in Michigan City. They will hold the third annual La Porte County Veterans Breakfast & Parade on Nov. 5 and later have a wreath presentation ceremony at veterans’ graves on Dec. 17, which is National Wreaths Across America Day. The event was described in a story from The Michigan City News-Dispatch titled: Honoring those who served that was submitted by RICHARD CHAMBERS – Staff Writer.
They chose a specific war or battle each year to be given special honors. Vietnam Veterans will be honored this year. On November 5, there will be a breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. at Veterans of Foreign Wars Dunes Relief Post 2536, 800 Earl Rd. A parade will follow at noon at Franklin and 10th streets. The parade will march north to Fourth Street. There will be a float in the parade for Vietnam veterans to ride upon.
Family members of the military members who were killed in action will be allowed to walk in the parade with the float for the memory of those who died. It was also decided to invite family members of those Vietnam Veterans who died from Agent Orange related illnesses to walk in the parade.
The Remembering Our Veterans Inc. event in Michigan City is being held in conjunction with the National Wreaths Across America Day wreath laying ceremonies on December 17th. The mission of the National Wreaths Across America Day is to Remember, Honor and Teach by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as over 1,100 additional locations in all 50 U.S. states, at sea, and abroad.
Wreaths for the Michigan City event can be ordered until Nov. 20 and they will be laid on veterans’ graves at Greenwood Cemetery and Swan Lake Cemetery on Dec. 17. One wreath can be acquired for a $15 sponsorship. People can also sponsor two wreaths and receive a third one for free. All in the Michigan City area are encouraged to come out and support this event sponsoring Vietnam Veterans.
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