Reading Of The Names – Vietnam Veteran Memorial 2012


Reading Of The Names – Vietnam Veteran Memorial 2012

From November 7 to November 10, 2012, the “Reading Of The Names” will take place at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC.  I will have the honor and privilege to read 30 names on November 9th.  I will be reading the following names from Panel  37  W :

1. FIAPAI FANUA JR
2. EDDIE D FOSTER
3. FRED GERTZEN
4. MICHAEL E GIBIS
5. RICKY D GIPSON
6. NICHOLAS V GONZALES
7. DANIEL L GREGG
8. VICTOR HALE
9. CHARLES W HALL JR
10. WAYNE D HAMILTON
11. JOHN D HANCOCK
12. JOHN C HARDING JR
13. MARVIN L HARTMAN
14. JOHN F HIGGINS
15. DAVID M JALBERT
16. RICHARD D JAMES
17. JOHN K KOSTER
18. CONNARD D MALLORY
19. LARRY L MARSH
20. LEROY C MARTINSON
21. CARL J MILLER
22. DAVID N MOORE
23. FRANK F MUSICK
24. STEPHEN E NEAS
25. JERRY L OWENS
26. JOSEPH S PIRRUCCELLO JR
27. ROBERT A REX
28. EARNEST L REYNOLDS
29. FELIX D RIDGE
30. LARRY G SANDNES

I have read up about every one of these men.  Every one of them is a hero.  These names represent only 30 out of the 58,282 men and women who “Gave It All” so others could be free.  These are 30 of the bravest men who ever existed.  Some of them were killed so their “Brothers” could live.  Some were killed by “friendly fire”.  Some are still listed as MIA.  These men were men of honor, courage, loyalty, integrity, spirit, respect, dedication, and patriotism.  These men set the standard for others to aspire to obtain.  None of these men died in vain.  They died trying to preserve freedom in a land where there was none.

I salute these men, they are all my Heroes.  I will NEVER forget them.

To the members of firebase116.org, Chapter 116, Leominster, MA:

I would be honored to remember any men or women that you would like.  I can do etchings of a Heroes name, or leave a message, flowers, a prayer or something for them to let them know that you will NEVER forget them.  I’ll be at The Wall for 4 days.  Let me know if there is anything I can do for you.  Email me your requests: [email protected]

30th ANNIVERSARY OF THE WALL – READING OF THE NAMES

30th ANNIVERSARY OF THE WALL READING OF THE NAMES

 

Reading of The Names

Reading of The Names

 

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund is hosting the Reading of the Names of 58,272 service members inscribed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. as part of the special activities planned this November to commemorate The Wall’s 30th Anniversary.

The Reading of the Names will take place at The Wall for 65 hours over a four-day period beginning with an opening ceremony on Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 3:00 p.m.  Volunteers will read names for approximately eight hours from 4 p.m. on November 7 to 12 a.m. on November 8.  Participants will then read the names for 19 hours daily from 5 a.m. until 12 a.m. on November 8, 9, and 10.

The Reading of the Names took place in Washington, D.C. just four other times in The Wall’s history.  In November 1982, the names were read aloud at Washington National Cathedral as part of a week-long National Salute to Vietnam Veterans.  The names were read at The Wall during the 10th Anniversary celebration in November 1992, during the 20th Anniversary celebration in 2002 and during the 25th Anniversary celebration in 2007.

If you are interested in participating in the Reading of the Names, please click the image above or below and follow the instructions.

Reading of The Names

Reading of The Names