MOAA announces participation as Vietnam War Commemorative Partner
Alexandria, Va. (Nov. 12, 2013) —Military Officers Association of America (MOAA)
is proud to announce its partnership in the Vietnam War Commemorative
Partners Program organized to help a grateful nation thank and honor
America’s Vietnam veterans and their families for service, valor and
sacrifice as part of the Vietnam War 50th Anniversary.
kick off the partnership at its 2013 Annual Meeting in Colorado
Springs, Colo., Nov 14-16. Members and guests will learn about the
program and are encouraged to ask their Chapters to join.
became a Commemorative Partner in May 2013 and had an exhibit at its
spring Career Fair in Washington, D.C. as well as social media
activities about the Commemoration.
“I am proud that MOAA has joined this 50th
Anniversary of the Vietnam War Commemoration to honor veterans and
their families who have sacrificed so much for this nation. Many have
given their lives,” MOAA president, Vice Adm. Norb Ryan, USN-Ret., said.
“I have to give our Vietnam Veterans tremendous credit for their
leadership in getting the American public to understand that no matter
what the war or how popular or unpopular it is, the troops are following
the orders of the Commander in Chief, and our Vietnam Veterans again
have passed a legacy onto this nation that we will never again
disrespect our troops like we did when they came home from Vietnam.
mission is to make sure we keep a strong national defense. We must
balance support for our weapons systems, training and logistics, with
the one weapon system that has never let this country down, our men and
women in uniform. Whether servicemembers, veterans, families or
survivors, we need to keep our sacred commitment to our military,” Ryan