SD Vietnam War Memorial Dedication Please Support the Memorial Soldiers, Heroes, and teachers information

 

 

 

Click here to see a map of the Capitol grounds where the events are being held.

 

Friday - 9.15.06

“The Wall”/Fallen Sons and Daughters
of South Dakota Remembrance Field

A replica of the Vietnam Veterans
National Memorial and a field of white,
wooden markers representing the fallen
sons and daughters of South Dakota will be on display.

 

  Vietnam-Era Helicopter Display
  The sights and sounds of the infantryman's
lifeline will be featured in this live
display of Vietnam era helicopters. 
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Agent Orange Quilt of Tears
The Quilt of Tears serve as a traveling memorial and tribute to honor Agent Orange victims both living and deceased.
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1960s & 1970s Muscle Car Show
Come see the cars that many veterans
drove upon returning home.

LIVE Vietnam Radio from the State Capitol Grounds  Statewide disc jockeys from radio stations across the state will spin the vinyl from the 60s and 70s.

TWO Concerts!
    

Red Willow Band and The Beach Boys
Live and in Concert!

USO Tents/Welcome Center/Information Booths
USO tents, complete with donut dollies. The Welcome Center and Information Booths will be available and are open from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Food and Souvenir Vendors
Refreshments and event souvenirs will be available for purchase adjacent to the grounds of the State Capitol.

KIA/MIA Family Remembrance (By Invitation Only)
4.00 p.m. A special early memorial viewing for Gold Star Mothers and other immediate family members of those who paid the ultimate price for their country.

 

Saturday - 9.16.06

USO Tents/Welcome Center/Information Booths
The Welcome Center and Info Booths are open from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The Wall”/Fallen Sons and Daughters of South Dakota Remembrance Field
Continues

Vietnam-Era Helicopter Display
Continues

Agent Orange Quilt of Tears
Continues

1960s & 1970s Muscle Car Show
Continues

Parade
Starts at 9:30 am.  Estimated to be one of the largest ever held in South Dakota, featuring up to 1,000 entries.

Dedication Ceremony
Starts at 2:00 p.m.  A dramatic military and civilian ceremony to say thank you to our Vietnam veterans after more than 30 years.

Find a Buddy Tent/Locator Service
Locator service to assist vets in finding friends and fellow veterans.  Counseling services will also be available at these tents upon request.

TWO MORE Concerts!



Creedence Clearwater Revisited and The Steve Miller Band

Fireworks Finale!

Sunday - 9.17.06

The Vietnam Wall Display, Fallen Sons and Daughters of South Dakota Remembrance Field, Information Booths and Counseling Services will be available until 1:00 p.m.  Sunday.
 

* This schedule is currently tentative and subject to revision without notice.

Click Here to find out about other Vietnam-related events in the Pierre area during September 2006.

 

 


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