Vietnam Veterans of America

Liberty Bell Chapter #266

1515 E. Luzerne Street, Phila., PA 19124     215-288-7998 

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"Never again will one generation of veterans abandon another."
 
 
 
 
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......In the beginning
 
 
The Memorial today........ 

 

 


 
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 WORK TO START ON MEMORIAL

Construction to open the Spruce Street side of the Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial of the Penns Landing site
is scheduled to start in the early fall, the Board of Directors have announced.

      The $500,000 project would create a channel in the granite wall of etched scenes from the Vietnam War,
providing a clear view from Spruce Street to the wall of names on the south side of the enclosed amphitheater..
"This long-anticipated development represents the conclusion of a seven-year-long "Duty to Remember Campaign"
to renovate and improve the 26-year-old Memorial," noted Terry A. Williamson, president of the PVVM Fund Board,
Mayor Nutter announced a $100,000 grant on Memorial Day to help fund the project.

      The project will still require approval from city authorities and the state.  
The aim is to break ground in September and rededicate the Memorial on Memorial Day 2014.
The work will entail moving the large granite panels, excavating the earth to create the channel,
re-installing the panels in two semi-circles on each side of the new opening,
relocating the U.S. Flag and installing a granite treatment of the PVVM name at the front of the Memorial. 

      "This project would not be possible without the support provided by Philadelphia's trade unions," Williamson said,
who give unselfishly of their time and sweat equity to make this possible."

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The Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial was dedicated on October 26, 1987.
It is our symbol to the world that we are
proud of our 646 brothers who gave their lives unselfishly.
We must never forget them.
In October, 1997 we re-dedicated the memorial in ceremonies
that lasted 3 days as we celebrated the
10th Anniversary of our Memorial.
 
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