Vietnam War Memorial Call for Photos

Cong. Larson, CT & CCSU partner in ‘Call for Photos’

Vietnam War Fallen to be honored

New Britain, CT – A nationwide effort to honor Vietnam veterans killed in action will come to Connecticut on Friday, July 29 at 10 a.m. when U.S. Congressman John Larson (CT) and Commissioner of Veterans’ Affairs Linda Schwartz help kick-off Connecticut’s “Call for Photos” initiative. The event, open to the public, will be held at Central Connecticut State University’s Founders Hall located in the Davidson building.

To make certain that 100 percent of Connecticut’s fallen are remembered, the Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs and CCSU’s Veterans History Project are working with volunteers and teachers to collect photos and remembrances of Connecticut’s 612 who are not yet represented on a virtual wall memorial in Washington, DC. The National Call for Photos campaign began in 2009 with the goal of attaching faces to the more than 58,000 names memorialized on The Vietnam Memorial – often referred to as The Wall. The photos will become part of a virtual wall to be displayed in The Education Center to be built near the Memorial Wall.

As part of Connecticut’s kick-off event, Congressman Larson and Veterans Affairs Commissioner Linda Schwartz will be joined by Eileen Hurst, director of CCSU’s Veterans History Project, and Michele Mullaly, principal of Coventry High School.

WHAT: CT Call for Photos Kick-Off

WHEN: Friday, July 29 at 10 a.m.

WHERE: CCSU Davidson Bldg, Founders Hall

Media contact:

Janice Palmer, Director, CCSU Media Relations (o) 860.832.1791 (c) 860.538.2649

Eileen Hurst, Assoc. Dir., Center for Public Policy & Social Research (o) 860.832.2976

Published in: on July 29, 2011 at 9:20 pm  Leave a Comment