Fathers Day & 58,000 Votes

As Father’s Day is this Sunday I thought this would be an appropriate time to bring this up. Some of us know our dads. Others do not. I am in the latter. But in my own way around the fire pit, I hope he is safe if he is still alive. And I am thankful to my Adoptive Dad and to the Dad’s of the many friends I had grown up with who would offer advice from time to time & help watch after me.

But come this Sunday if you are in the Washington, D.C. area, I would ask you to remember what I will have printed below. If you get anything out of this post, I want it to sink in, To sink in that more than 58,000 Dads & potential Dads lost their lives in a Republican Lie. A Republican lead war by Richard Nixon, who after saying he was pulling out troops escalated the war and ordered the all out bombing of the North. So this Fathers Day, Remember these gentle, souls, They didn’t care if you were a Democrat or a Republican, Black, Red, or White. They were just Brothers, Dad’s in arms. So remember them.

2006 Father's Day (Advisory)

For Immediate Release
June 12, 2006

Contact: Lisa Gough
(202) 393-0090, ext.109
Cell: (703) 915-3072

Media Advisory
Father’s Day Rose Remembrance
Sunday, June 18, at 8:00 a.m.

Members of the Public Are Invited to Participate

Who: The more than 58,000 casualties of the Vietnam War and casualties of America’s most recent conflict will be remembered at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial this Father’s Day, when over 1,000 red, yellow and white roses are placed at The Wall.
Beginning at 6:30 a.m., sons and daughters of Vietnam veterans and other volunteers will gather at 21st Street and Constitution Avenue in Washington, D.C., to affix messages of honor and tribute to the roses: red roses signifying soldiers killed in Vietnam; yellow denoting soldiers still missing in action; and white for those who have died during America’s most recent war. Members of the public are invited to participate in the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Father’s Day Rose Remembrance.

Yolanda Acevedo of Virginia will be the featured speaker at the Father’s Day ceremony. Her husband, Navy Commander Joseph Acevedo, died in Bahrain in 2003 during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Her father, Army Corporal Jose Montes, died in 1968 in Vietnam. His name can be found on Panel 41W, Row 25 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

Jan C. Scruggs, founder and president of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, will serve as Master of Ceremonies.

At the conclusion of the ceremony, which will be held on the East Knoll of the Memorial site, family members, friends and volunteers will read some of the thousands of personal messages sent to the Memorial Fund from across the United States. Then, each of the roses will be laid at the base of The Wall, forming a solemn garden of honor and remembrance.

What: Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund’s Annual Father’s Day Rose Remembrance

When: Sunday, June 18. Affixing messages begins at 6:30 a.m., ceremony starts at 8:00 a.m.

Where: 21st Street and Constitution Avenue, Washington, D.C.

Established in 1979, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund is the nonprofit organization authorized by Congress to build the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. Today, through a series of outreach programs, it is dedicated to preserving the legacy of The Wall, promoting healing, educating about the impact of the Vietnam War and is building the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Center, an underground educational facility, near The Wall.