Former Sen. Chuck Hagel will be the guest speaker at an event honoring his fellow Vietnam War veterans on November 14 at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. The event will be held as part of a week-long Veterans Day activities and in conjunction with the Archives’ Remembering Vietnam exhibition, which closes in January.
The November 14 program, which begins at 2:00 p.m. and is free and open to the public, will include a panel discussion and a presentation of Vietnam War pins to veterans and their families.
“I’m honored to address the brave men and women who served in the Vietnam War on such an important day in the building that holds America’s history,” Hagel said. “These veterans deserve to have their story told and the National Archives is helping to do that.”
Following the program, veterans and their families will join a tour of the museum, including an in-depth look at the Remembering Vietnam exhibit.
“As a Vietnam veteran myself, I am extremely proud of the way in which this exhibit tells the story of the Vietnam War,” said Archivist of the United States David S. Ferriero. “This celebration is an opportunity for the Archives to honor those who have served and to ensure that as many individuals as possible have the opportunity to learn from this important exhibit before it closes.”
For more information and to register for the Nov. 14 program, go to archivesfoundation.org/vietnam