Knoxville-Area DAR Chapters Hold Vietnam Veterans Day Ceremony

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Knoxville-Area DAR Chapters Hold Vietnam Veterans Day Ceremony

Posted: 03/29/2016
Vietnam Veterans DayOn Tuesday, March 29, 2016, the five Knoxville chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution held a ceremony commemorating Vietnam Veterans Day.

The ceremony took place at 8 a.m. at the flagpoles in front of the City-County Building.

Vietnam Veterans Day will mark the 43rd anniversary of the last day with American combat troops on the ground in Vietnam.  

Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett and City of Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero presented proclamations commemorating the date.

Don Smith, President of the Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 1078, and a representative from the DAR raised the United States Vietnam War Commemoration flag over the City-County Building.

A pinning ceremony was also held to present commemorative lapel pins to local Vietnam Veterans.

William Robinson, the longest-held enlisted POW in American history, attended and was presented with a pin during the ceremony.  

All five Knoxville chapters of the DAR (Andrew Bogle Chapter, Bonny Kate Chapter, Cavett Station Chapter, Emory Road Chapter, and Samuel Frazier Chapter,) as well as the Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 1078, are proud Commemorative Partners with the United States Vietnam War Commemoration. 

DAR logoThe DAR, founded in 1890 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., is a non-profit, non-political volunteer women's service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America's future through better education for children.