honor and gratitude

March 29, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

#TBT: Montgomery County’s Salute to Vietnam Veterans

Today is Vietnam Veterans Day, a day set aside to honor the men and women who fought in the Vietnam War. In 2015, Montgomery County hosted a salute to Vietnam-era veterans at The Universities at Shady Grove. You can watch highlights from that event here,

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July 5, 2017 | Staff Writer

Leggett Supports Plans for Vietnam War Memorial in Wheaton, Dedication Planned for May 2018 (PHOTO)

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett is supporting efforts by the Commission on Veterans Affairs to establish a Vietnam War Memorial at Wheaton Veterans Park. On Friday, Leggett sent a letter to the chair of the Commission. “As a former infantry captain who served in Vietnam, I enthusiastically lend my support to the Commission’s application of […]

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April 1, 2016 | Staff Writer

Montgomery College Premieres Vietnam Veteran Documentary “Honor and Gratitude” (VIDEO)

Montgomery College honored residents who served in Vietnam by premiering a new documentary “Honor and Gratitude.”  MCTV’s James McClain has the story. To view the documentary in its entirety, visit our PEG partner MCTV10 (Montgomery College Television program schedule).

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March 22, 2016 | Staff Writer

MCTV Hosts Premiere Screening of Documentary About Vietnam Veterans on March 23

Did you know that there are more than 13,000 Vietnam veterans living in Montgomery County? It is estimated that between 130 and 140 Montgomery County residents lost their lives in the Vietnam War. Honor & Gratitude: Chronicles of Montgomery County Vietnam Veterans features seven Montgomery County residents who tell their stories as veterans of the Vietnam […]

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November 2, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Former POW Addresses Crowd at Vietnam Veterans Salute (VIDEO)

In this MyMCMedia Extra video, former POW Everett Alvarez, Jr. addresses the crowd gathered for Montgomery County’s salute to its Vietnam veterans at The Universities at Shady Grove on Oct. 24th. Alvarez was the first American aviator shot down over Vietnam and was held a prisoner of war for 8 1/2 years.

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October 29, 2015 | Merlyn Reineke

Vietnam and The Greatest Generation (VIDEO)

Tom Brokaw called them “The Greatest Generation.” Those brave World War II veterans who saved the world from fascism. While we can never take away from those who fought and died defending our freedom during that four-year conflict, I would contend that the men & women who served during the decade-long Vietnam War are TRULY […]

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October 23, 2015 | Staff Writer

Honor and Gratitude: A Salute to Montgomery County’s Vietnam Veterans (VIDEOS)

Montgomery County will honor the men and women who served during the Vietnam War on October 24th at 10:30 a.m. at the Universities at Shady Grove in Rockville. Now is the time to register for this free program: Honor and Gratitude: A Salute to Montgomery County’s Vietnam Veterans. You can find more information about this program on […]

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October 15, 2015 | Sonya Burke

A Preview of Montgomery County’s Vietnam Vets Salute (VIDEO)

Montgomery County is planning an event entitled, “Honor and Gratitude: A Salute to Montgomery County’s Vietnam Veterans,” on Oct. 24th at the Universities at Shady Grove. Neil Greenberger is the co-chair of the Planning Committee and he previewed the upcoming event on the latest episode of Montgomery Week in Review. Take a look: You can […]

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October 14, 2015 | Staff Writer

Purple Heart Recipient Tom Murphy to Speak at Oct. 24th County Salute to Vietnam Veterans (PHOTO)

Tom Murphy, a Rockville resident will be among the featured speakers on Saturday, Oct. 24, as Montgomery County honors the men and women who served the nation during the Vietnam War. Murphy was seriously wounded during his tour in Vietnam for which he was awarded the Purple Heart. The event, Honor and Gratitude: Montgomery Salutes […]

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October 9, 2015 | Staff Writer

Vaught To Speak at Montgomery County Vietnam Veterans Salute on Oct. 24th

Retired Air Force Brigadier General Wilma Vaught, who retired after 28 years in the U.S. Air Force as one of the most decorated women in U.S. military history and who was one of the few military women to serve in Vietnam who was not a nurse, will be among the featured speakers on Saturday, Oct. […]

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