Chapter 172 Joins Cumberland Festival

Marines landing at Da Nang beach in 1965 (U.S. Marine Corps)

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 172 recently joined the Cumberland (Md.) Goes to War Festival by planning a “Good Evening Vietnam” concert. The Allegany County Historical Society recently revived the event — long a tribute to WWII veterans only — as a tribute to anyone in Western Maryland involved in a 20th century overseas conflict.

Held Sept. 26–29, the citywide event featured a military display at the Allegany Museum, a deployment by Fort Detrick’s 21st U.S. Army Signal Brigade, a “History In Your Attic” open house, an Experimental Aircraft Association Breakfast Fly-In and Car Show, roundtable discussions with veterans, and more.




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