North Royalton, Ohio – “The official dates for the Vietnam War are Nov. 1, 1955, to April 30, 1975.” It totaled almost 20 years and was the longest war in the history of the United States.
Every year for the past 34 years, the Vietnam Veterans of America Greater Cleveland Chapter #15, the Vietnam Veterans of America West Shore Chapter # 249, South Vietnam Veterans, and the Vietnamese Community have recognized April 30 TH with a memorial ceremony marking the end of the war and to honor those who didn’t come home.
The names of the 424 veterans from Cuyahoga County who gave their lives in Vietnam will be read and roses will be placed in their memory, including one North Royalton veteran who gave the ultimate sacrifice. To insure no one is forgotten a rose will also be placed at each individual memorial placard to recognize the sacrifice made by all the era veterans who are listed on the Marshall Fredricks memorial fountain located on Mall -A in downtown Cleveland, Ohio.
The keynote speaker will be Laddie Hula of North Royalton, Ohio a distinguished Vietnam Veteran who served with the U.S. 1 ST Cavalry Division in Vietnam. The ceremony will begin at 11:00 am on Sunday, April 30 TH at the Memorial Park Lions Pavilion #2 at 14600 State Rd., North Royalton, Ohio. (At the new City Hall Building just south of Route 82.
For more information, please contact:
Laddie Hula, Vietnam Veterans of America, Greater Cleveland Chapter # 15, E-mail: email@example.com
Sean Ennis, Vietnam Veterans of America Greater Cleveland Chapter # 15, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org