The Vietnam War Museum of America Foundation (VWMAF) kicks off the second annual 3-part Speaker Series by featuring Quang Pham, an award-winning author, United States Marine and Vietnamese refugee. Pham will share his uniquely spirited, yet agonizing journey from an uprooted refugee to becoming a U.S. Marine Corps combat aviator, on Thursday, November 14, 2013, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at the Garden Grove Courtyard Center, located at 12732 Main Street. Light refreshments will be served.
Pham will recount his story of fate, hope, and the aftermath of the most divisive war the United States has ever fought. His heartfelt salute to the spirit of America reveals the turmoil of a family torn apart and reunited by the fortunes of war. It is an American journey like no other.
The purpose of this Speaker Series, hosted by the VWMAF, is to establish an educational environment where people from all over the world can come to remember, experience, and understand real, heart-breaking and ultimately courageous stories of a complex and controversial time. The VWMAF is committed to the creation of a future Vietnam War museum in Garden Grove—the first of its kind in Southern California.
Cost for the event is $10 per person or $25 with Pham’s autographed memoir, A Sense of Duty. The event is free for veterans and active military personnel, with books costing $15. Reservations are required, and may be made by calling the City of Garden Grove’s Office of Community Relations at (714) 741-5280. The next Speaker Series will be held in January 2014. For more information about the VWMAF, please visit www.vnwma.com.
VWMAF says “thank you” and “welcome home” to the millions of American and South Vietnamese veterans who served during the Vietnam War. Go to www.vnwma.com
Building a first-of-its-kind educational museum in Southern California, dedicated to honoring the millions of American and South Vietnamese veterans and civilians who served during the Vietnam War, is the guiding mission of the Vietnam War Museum of America Foundation (VWMAF). To support this important cause, visit us at www.vnwma.com.
In 2011, the VWMAF proudly hosted “The Moving Wall” – the original half-size replica of the Washington, DC Vietnam Veterans Memorial and has been touring the country for more than twenty years.
When John Devitt attended the 1982 dedication in Washington, he felt the positive power of “The Wall.” He vowed to share that experience with those who did not have the opportunity to go to Washington.