Episode 2451 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story about Jan C. Scruggs, known as “Founder of the Vietnam Wall,” who will be making a keynote speech in Delaware. The featured story comes from The Delaware State News and is titled: ‘Founder of the Wall’ Jan C. Scruggs to keynote Vietnam Veterans Day ceremony.
Jan C. Scruggs is another tremendous representative of the Vietnam Veteran Generation, one as great as any that ever heeded the call of duty from its country. He is known as “Founder of the [Vietnam] Wall,” and will serve as keynote speaker at Kent County Chapter 850 Vietnam Veterans of America’s annual Vietnam Veterans Day ceremony at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 25 at the Kent County Veterans Memorial Park at Dover, Delaware.
Scruggs served in Vietnam as a combat infantryman in the U.S. Army. In 1969 he was wounded by shrapnel from a rocket-propelled grenade attack. When he returned home in March 1970, his wartime experiences had made him disillusioned with the way his fellow veterans were disrespected and even blamed for the war. Mr. Scruggs became an expert on PTSD and testified before Congress.
Years after the War, Scruggs felt a strong motivation to show his deep respect and appreciation for his fellow Vietnam Veterans. He began his crusade by establishing the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund whose mission was to build a national memorial in Washington, D.C. to honor the more than the 58,000 who paid the ultimate price in a controversial war and those who survived the war.
That mission came to fruition on Veterans Day 1982, when the Vietnam Veterans Memorial was formally dedicated. It attracts five million visitors annually.
All who can are encouraged to attend the event and hear Jan Scruggs keynote address.
For more information about the event, contact Paul Davis at 302-697-8384 or email@example.com.
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