Marching in memory of Vietnam


By Dean Wright - deanwright@aimmediamidwest.com



Vehicles roll along Second Avenue.

Vehicles roll along Second Avenue.


Dean Wright | OVP

Onlookers watch as the parade rolls by.


Dean Wright | OVP

Weapon relics often accompany parades celebrating U.S. defense forces.


Dean Wright | OVP

National Vietnam Veterans Recognition Day organizers in Gallipolis placed a lit of passed veterans in front of a mobile stage with the dates of their passing.


Dean Wright | OVP

Veterans place a wreath in front of the Spirit of the American Doughboy Veterans Memorial in Gallipolis City Park.


Dean Wright | OVP

VFW 4464 Honor Guard hold a firing salute at the end of the National Vietnam Veterans Recognition Day Ceremony.


Dean Wright | OVP

Area residents line Second Avenue as the National Vietnam Veterans Recognition Day Parade rolls down the street.


Dean Wright | OVP

Gallipolis Police Department and VFW 4464 Honor Guard lead the parade.


Dean Wright | OVP

Students watch as cars and floats roll by.


Dean Wright | OVP

VFW 4464 Honor Guard carries the colors.


Dean Wright | OVP

A VFW Post 4464 driver waves from the honor guard’s new van.


Dean Wright | OVP

National Vietnam Veterans Recognition Day Ceremony Speaker Ron Wroblewski waves to the crowd.


Dean Wright | OVP

Supporters wave from a parade float.


Dean Wright | OVP

Bikers ride in memory of veteran sacrifices.


Dean Wright | OVP

An old fire engine carries members of the Gallipolis Shrine Club.


Dean Wright | OVP

GALLIPOLIS — Veterans and area residents observed National Vietnam Veterans Recognition Day on March 30 with a parade and ceremony in downtown Gallipolis.

Ron Wroblewski served as the event’s keynote speaker. He has served as the President of Tri-State Chapter 949, Vietnam Veterans of America and the West Virginia Marine Corps Coordinating Council.

National Vietnam Veterans Recognition Day was first proclaimed on March 29, 2012 by U.S. President Barack Obama. On March 28, 2017, President Donald Trump signed the Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act of 2017 to recognize March 29 as the official Vietnam Veterans Recognition Day.

Vehicles roll along Second Avenue.
https://www.mydailysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2019/04/web1_DSC_0255.jpgVehicles roll along Second Avenue. Dean Wright | OVP

Onlookers watch as the parade rolls by.
https://www.mydailysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2019/04/web1_DSC_0261.jpgOnlookers watch as the parade rolls by. Dean Wright | OVP

Weapon relics often accompany parades celebrating U.S. defense forces.
https://www.mydailysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2019/04/web1_DSC_0274.jpgWeapon relics often accompany parades celebrating U.S. defense forces. Dean Wright | OVP

National Vietnam Veterans Recognition Day organizers in Gallipolis placed a lit of passed veterans in front of a mobile stage with the dates of their passing.
https://www.mydailysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2019/04/web1_DSC_0275.jpgNational Vietnam Veterans Recognition Day organizers in Gallipolis placed a lit of passed veterans in front of a mobile stage with the dates of their passing. Dean Wright | OVP

Veterans place a wreath in front of the Spirit of the American Doughboy Veterans Memorial in Gallipolis City Park.
https://www.mydailysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2019/04/web1_DSC_0287.jpgVeterans place a wreath in front of the Spirit of the American Doughboy Veterans Memorial in Gallipolis City Park. Dean Wright | OVP

VFW 4464 Honor Guard hold a firing salute at the end of the National Vietnam Veterans Recognition Day Ceremony.
https://www.mydailysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2019/04/web1_DSC_0295.jpgVFW 4464 Honor Guard hold a firing salute at the end of the National Vietnam Veterans Recognition Day Ceremony. Dean Wright | OVP

Area residents line Second Avenue as the National Vietnam Veterans Recognition Day Parade rolls down the street.
https://www.mydailysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2019/04/web1_DSC_0197.jpgArea residents line Second Avenue as the National Vietnam Veterans Recognition Day Parade rolls down the street. Dean Wright | OVP

Gallipolis Police Department and VFW 4464 Honor Guard lead the parade.
https://www.mydailysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2019/04/web1_DSC_0201.jpgGallipolis Police Department and VFW 4464 Honor Guard lead the parade. Dean Wright | OVP

Students watch as cars and floats roll by.
https://www.mydailysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2019/04/web1_DSC_0206.jpgStudents watch as cars and floats roll by. Dean Wright | OVP

VFW 4464 Honor Guard carries the colors.
https://www.mydailysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2019/04/web1_DSC_0212.jpgVFW 4464 Honor Guard carries the colors. Dean Wright | OVP

A VFW Post 4464 driver waves from the honor guard’s new van.
https://www.mydailysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2019/04/web1_DSC_0220.jpgA VFW Post 4464 driver waves from the honor guard’s new van. Dean Wright | OVP

National Vietnam Veterans Recognition Day Ceremony Speaker Ron Wroblewski waves to the crowd.
https://www.mydailysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2019/04/web1_DSC_0224.jpgNational Vietnam Veterans Recognition Day Ceremony Speaker Ron Wroblewski waves to the crowd. Dean Wright | OVP

Supporters wave from a parade float.
https://www.mydailysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2019/04/web1_DSC_0230.jpgSupporters wave from a parade float. Dean Wright | OVP

Bikers ride in memory of veteran sacrifices.
https://www.mydailysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2019/04/web1_DSC_0240.jpgBikers ride in memory of veteran sacrifices. Dean Wright | OVP

An old fire engine carries members of the Gallipolis Shrine Club.
https://www.mydailysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2019/04/web1_DSC_0254.jpgAn old fire engine carries members of the Gallipolis Shrine Club. Dean Wright | OVP

By Dean Wright

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