All are invited to attend Post 199’s Tribute to Vietnam- Era Veterans in Carnation on June 2 between 2 and 5:30 p.m.
We especially want to encourage all those who served our great nation between 1955 and 1974 to come and be recognized.
It is also a wonderful opportunity for our younger citizens to meet those who helped shape our country’s history.
We believe we have an afternoon of activities that everyone will enjoy.
We have invited the Puget Sound Military Collectors’ Club to bring their military vehicles for display.
One of our members will have his "era significant" collection of firearms on display as well.
Numerous bands will provide live music throughout the afternoon with a wide variety of music genres available for your listening pleasure.
Refreshments will also be provided.
Our local Boy Scout troop is helping out in several ways. You will see them in uniform scurrying about helping our post make sure everyone can find their way around to the exhibits, music, parking, etc. Most significantly they will be conducting several flag ceremonies for us, including flag folding and the retiring of old worn-out flags.
We encourage everyone to bring their old worn-out flags to this event so that they can be retired and given the proper respect in the ceremony capping the day’s events.
Here is a brief summation of the afternoon’s events:
2 p.m. — open house and reception begins
2:30 — formal presentations
2:45–5:15 — open house and reception continues
5:15-5:30 — flag lowering and folding ceremony
5:30 — flag retirement ceremony
Whether you come by yourself, bring your whole family or attend on an American Rider’s group outing (special motorcycle parking available), we look forward to meeting each and every one of you.