Ep. 48: Remembering Vietnam Veterans

Ep. 48: Remembering Vietnam Veterans

Often referred to as ‘the forgotten war’, the Vietnam War was an integral part of a challenging time in our nation’s history. Our guests, Brand Lindsay, Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs, and Tom Lyons, USAF veteran and host of The Minnesota Military Radio Hour, discuss a special event hosted at Mall of America® to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the war.

Veterans of this war, many of whom were drafted, did not return home to a welcome party. Lindsay and Lyon share the focus behind this three-day event and the important components that Vietnam War veterans, their families + the public will see. The event will include a resource fair for veterans, a special screening of "Welcome Home! A Tribute to Vietnam Veterans" at B+B Theatres, an oral history presentation + a smaller scale recreation of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial that is in Washington, D.C.

The guests also stress the importance of supporting all veterans and their families. They share the history of the Beyond The Yellow Ribbon (BTYR) program and how it benefits impacted service members and their families. Mall of America has been a proud BTYR company for years.

For more information on the special MDVA Vietnam War 50th Anniversary Commemoration visit: https://mallofamerica.com/events/view/33083. 

Guests: Brad Lindsay, Commissioner at Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs and Tom Lyons, USAF Vietnam Veteran, author, host of The Minnesota Military Radio Hour, and Founder/Principal at Faelon Partners, Ltd.

Host: Daniel Jasper

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