2016-03-18 / Community

Open house, fair for veterans is March 20

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1044 in cooperation with the Saco Bay Center for Civic Engagement will hold its fifth annual open hours and resource fair 12:30 to 2 p.m. Sunday, March 20 at American Legion Post 57, 14 Imperial St., Old Orchard Beach.

“The Last Landing Zone” will be screened at 1 p.m.

Since the design of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., by Maya Ying Lin was unveiled there’s been both controversy and acclaim. However, the perpendicular walls of black granite had proved to be the most emotionally commanding of all American war memorials. This video discusses the turmoil engendered by the war itself and how the memorial has helped veterans and citizens comes to grips with their loss. The video also has footage of the dedication of the Vietnam Women’s memorial and is narrated by former Pittsburgh Steeler running back Rocky Bleier.

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