Warriors Remembered to be quoted at The Wall on Memorial Day.

The Vietnam War 50th Anniversary Commemoration kicks off its 13-year program this Memorial Day at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.  The ceremony begins at 1:00 PM Eastern Time and will be broadcast nationally on C-SPAN, FOX, and other networks.  Among the materials submitted to the White House for President Obama’s main address were the last four lines of the poem Warriors Remembered found on page 82 and the inside cover of the book and the link to the Warriors Remembered website . 

            This poem stanza will also be printed on the back cover of the ceremony program as a consise statement of why our Nation needs this Commemoration.  It is a great honor for Warriors Remembered to be able to contribute to the beginning of this much needed program.

              It mattered not what politicians argued.

             It mattered not what history would reveal.

             We had no expectation but to serve where duty called us.

             We asked for no reward except a Nation’s thanks.

              Take time this Memorial Day to remember our fallen brothers.

Warriors Remembered — Days of Remembrance

            We are approaching four very important days of warrior remembrance – two this month. 

National POW/MIA Recognition Day is this Friday, 16 September (designated as the 3rd Friday in September).  This is a national day of prayer and remembrance that we still have thousands of missing warriors who have never returned home.  Of the 2,489 listed originally as missing inVietnam, over 700 have had their remains returned and efforts continue for a full accounting.

Gold Star Mother’s Day is Sunday, 25 September (always the last Sunday in September).  Designated to honor all mothers (and families) who have lost a son or daughter in combat.

Veterans Day is Friday, 11 November.  No explanation needed

National Wreaths Across America Remembrance takes place Saturday, 10 December (2nd Saturday in December).  An annual wreath laying at all veterans cemeteries that needs support and donations.

            Please participate and support each of these days.  Take a moment to honor those who have served and those who have been lost in service to the Nation.

Warriors Remembered awarded a Veterans Advantage Site of Distinction

Warriors Remembered website has been selected as a Site of Distinction by Veterans Advantage. This designation is awarded to “like minded sites” that offer a great service or tribute to our Nation’s veterans. Scott Higgins, Veterans Advantage CEO writes, “we’ve given {Warriors Remembered} to all our Board members and hope to give it to many others. It is a remarkable tribute to our brothers and a true labor of love.”

Warriors Remembered now linked to Vietnam War Commemoration

The Vietnam War Commemoration commission was established to coordinate remembrance of the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War. Its activities have begun and will culminate in 2015. Warriors Remembered is honored to have been selected to link to the Commemoration website and will provide information on memorials as appropriate to support activities of the commission.

Warriors Remembered upcoming events

I will be touring the Gulf Coast with presentations on Warriors Remembered over the next two weeks.
Tues May 17 – presentation to the South Alabama Veterans Council in Mobile at 9 am (Tiny Diny restaurant)
Wed May 18 – taping “Conversations with Jeff Weeks” for PBS WSRE Pensacola to be aired at a time TBD
Fri May 20 – TV appearance on “Dayside” – with Sue Straughn WEAR, ABC ch 3, Pensacola
— possible interview for the evening news
Sat May 21 – Discovery Saturday presentation at 10 am at the National Naval Aviation Museum, Pensacola on the Memorials of Warriors Remembered
Sun May 22 – presentations at the USS Alabama Battleship Park, Mobile from 1-4 pm
All presentations will be accompanied by book signings. Additional radio interviews are pending.
And look for interviews in the local newspapers including the Gosport of Pensacola Naval Air Station.
Please come and visit if you are in the area and spread the word among your friends.

VVA Veteran Reviews Warriors Remembered

Excellent book review of Warriors Remembered is in the March/April issue of the VVA Veteran. It can be viewed at http://digitaledition.qwinc.com/publication/?i=64802 by turning to page 37. VVA Chapters can receive special discounts on Warriors Remembered until 18 April by contacting the author.

Senate Declares March 30th “Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day”

        Washington D.C – The U.S. Senate on March 8 declared March 30th
as “Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day,” agreeing unanimously to a
resolution introduced by Senator Richard Burr (R-N.C.), Ranking Member
of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.
        On March 30, 1973, all U.S. troops withdrew from Vietnam under
the terms of the Treaty of Paris. This March 30th, the Senate has
encouraged Americans across the country to recognize Vietnam veterans
for their sacrifice and demonstrate a warm welcome to these soldiers who
returned from war to a politically divided country.
        “I’m pleased that the Senate has agreed to set aside a day to
give our Vietnam veterans a warm, long-overdue welcome home. I strongly
encourage communities throughout North Carolina and across the country
to observe this day with activities and events that honor these veterans
for their service. It’s time they receive the recognition they have
earned and deserve. This day also provides our nation with an important
teaching moment. Never again should our men and women serving in the
armed forces receive the same treatment as those returning from
Vietnam,” said Senator Richard Burr.
        Senator Burr introduced the resolution for the second
consecutive year on February 16, 2011. For Senator Burr’s remarks on the
introduction of the resolution, click here
        The United States became involved in Vietnam because
policy-makers believed that if South Vietnam fell to a communist
government, communism would spread throughout the rest of Southeast
Asia. The US Armed Forces began serving in an advisory role to the South
Vietnamese in 1961, and in 1965, ground combat troops were sent into
Vietnam. On March 30, 1973, after many years of combat, all US troops
withdrew. More than 58,000 members of the United States Armed Forces
lost their lives and more than 300,000 were wounded in Vietnam.
        Senators John Boozman (R-AR), Thad Cochran (R-MS), James Inhofe
(R-OK), and Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and Mike Johanns (R-NE) co-sponsored
the legislation. The resolution now moves to the House of
Representatives for consideration.

Warriors Remembered Author discussed Mississippi Vietnam memorial

Author Al Nahas recounts the story of a unique memorial in Ocean Springs, Mississippi.  It brings true meaning to the book title, We Were Soldiers Once … and Young.  Every memorial in Warriors Remembered is unique; this one really hits home.

A most amazing photo of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial from Warriors Remembered.

This photo of The Wall that is totally different from any other I have seen.  This photo has not been photoshopped.  The surviving warrior appears leave this earth as he joins his fallen comrades in The Wall.  The Wall is truly a place of many wonders. (The same photo in Warriors Remembered has had some color adjustment, but the effect is identical.)

Warriors Remembered at American Legion Spring Festival this Saturday

I will be at the American Legion Post 472 Spring Festival this Saturday from 11 to 4 with a booth for Warriors Remembered.  Live bands and lots of food.  Please come visit at 7599 Ave C off I-45 at Wayside.  Hope for good weather.