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The AVTT Traveling Vietnam Wall

September 19, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until September 23, 2018

The Chillicothe VA Medical Center welcomes the AVTT Traveling Vietnam Wall.

Wednesday, September 19

3:00p        Escort Staging at Fayette County Fairgrounds, Washington CH

5:00p         Escort departing Fayette County Fairgrounds

5:30p         Escort arriving at VA Memorial Stadium, Chillicothe

Thursday, September 20

11:00a       Event formally opens to the public

12:00p       Official Opening Ceremony – VA Memorial Stadium Keynote Speaker: Mark Murdock, Medical Center Director

Guest Speaker: Chip Tansil, Director, Ohio Dept. of Veteran Services

Musical Tribute: Chillicothe High School Choral Ensemble

12:45p       Wreath Laying Ceremony

4:00p         Guitar Tribute by Jim Shannon – VA Memorial Stadium

Friday, September 21

1:00p         POW-MIA Recognition Ceremony – Building 9

Missing Man Ceremony – Rolling Thunder, Ohio Chapter 5

8:00p        “In their Honor” Candle-Light Vigil and Moment of Silence – VA Memorial Stadium

Saturday, September 22

9:00a         Agent Orange Town Hall Meeting – Building 9

1:00p         Daily Ceremony – VA Memorial Stadium Keynote Speaker: Cliff Riley, Buckeye State Council President

Special Comments: Col. James R. Camp, Assistant Adjutant General, Ohio Air National Guard

Guest Speaker: SMSgt Renee L. Frey, Ohio Air National Guard

Gold Star Recognition Speaker: Catherine Beers-Conrad, Gold Star Daughter, USAF Veteran

4:00p         Rolling Thunder Ohio POW-MIA Vietnam Program – Building 9

6:00p        Flags for Forgotten Soldiers: Veteran Suicide Prevention and Awareness Ceremony – Building 31

Keynote Speaker: Jhan Corzine, Ross County Suicide Prevention Coalition

Special Guest Speaker: Howard Berry, Flags for Forgotten Soldiers

Special Guest Speaker: Jeenee Hines, Suicide Prevention Case Manager, Chillicothe VAMC

Music Tribute: Aladdin Shrine Pipe and Drums

Sunday, September 23

10:00a       Sunday Service – Chapel, Building 252

2:00p         Closing Ceremony – VA Memorial Stadium

Guest Speaker: Col. Ron Sampson (ret.), US Air Force

Raffle Drawing: Shawn Carter

2:30p         Event Closing



September 19, 2018
8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Chillicothe VA Medical Center
17273 State Route 104
Chillicothe, OH 45601 United States
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