Warrior Gateway was honored to attend the “Call for Photos” event in Times Square, New York City on Tuesday, October 11, 2011. The event, which featured a half-scale replica of the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C., was the first in a series of ceremonies to be hosted during the coming month by The History Channel’s upcoming series, “Vietnam in HD,” and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund.
NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly and FDNY Commissioner Salvatore Cassano, both Vietnam veterans, spoke to the audience about remembering our fallen heroes. “We owe it to those who died that we remember; we owe it to them that we tell their stories of how and why they gave their lives; and we owe it to them that we honor the ideals by which they lived,” the NYPD commissioner and Marine Corps veteran added.
One of the main purposes of the campaign is to publicize a “call for photos” of those whose names are featured on the wall. The photos will be included on the upcoming Education Center at the Wall, expected to break ground in 2012. Organizers want to collect photos for all of the fallen service members listed on the memorial. According to a statement, more than 35,000 are still missing.
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