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Bringing our Vietnam Veterans out of the shadows and thanking them. Raising money for the new Education Center at the Vietnam Wall in Washington DC. So.

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1 Bringing our Vietnam Veterans out of the shadows and thanking them. Raising money for the new Education Center at the Vietnam Wall in Washington DC. So we never forget

2 May 31 st – June 2 nd 2013

3 November 28 th, 2012 Ground was broken for the Education Centre at the Vietnam Wall in Washington DC

4 May 31 st – June 2 nd 2013

5 May 31 st – June 2 nd The Travelling Vietnam Wall will be at Crow Wing County Fair Grounds May 31 st – June 2 nd 2013

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7 May 27th The VFW Ride For Healing sets out from St. Paul. The riders and drivers will travel to the four corners of Minnesota and finish up in Brainerd Friday May 31st To take part in the ride visit May 31 st – June 2 nd 2013

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9 Vietnam 1965 – ,282 US Armed Forces killed in action and captivity 303, 644 US Armed Forces wounded in action

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11 USA 1964 – 1975 Public opinion against the war grew, for the first time returning US soldiers were not treated as heros May 31 st – June 2 nd 2013

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13 Many Vietnam veterans could not understand how the country they fought for, saw friends die for turned its back on them. No one thanked them for their sacrifice. A sacrifice that many had no choice in.

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15 The Minnesota VFW led by the State Commander is raising funds for the Education Centre at the Vietnam Wall in Washington, it will also serve Iraq and Afghanistan veterans. May 31 st – June 2 nd 2013

16 We want to bring together all of our Vietnam veterans to thank and recognize them. There will be stops all along the Ride For Healing to commemorate these veterans, all are welcome. May 31 st – June 2 nd 2013

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18 June 1 st Crow Wing County Fairgrounds Join our Veterans at the Travelling Wall for tributes, flyovers and military displays. May 31 st – June 2 nd 2013

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20 Crystal Military Museum Living Vietnam War era displays Guarding the Wall May 31 st – June 2 nd 2013

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23 June 1 st – Craguns Resort, Brainerd Banquet and candlelit vigil Open to all – Register at Thanks for taking time to view May 31 st – June 2 nd 2013


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