October 15, 2015

Honor and Gratitude: Montgomery Salutes Vietnam Veterans

Tom Murphy, a Rockville attorney and County resident who was seriously wounded in Vietnam and recovered in nearby Walter Reed Army Hospital, will be among the featured speakers on Saturday, October 24 at a ceremony to salute Montgomery County’s more than 13,000 Vietnam veterans. The ceremony will take place at the Universities at Shady Grove, 9630 Gudelsky Dr., Rockville at 10:30 a.m.

County Executive and Vietnam veteran Ike Leggett, Council President George Leventhal and other Councilmembers will lead the ceremony. Bob Schieffer, who recently retired as host of the CBS show Face the Nation, will serve as host and guest speaker. The event will be recorded and broadcast on many of the public cable television channels that compose the County’s PEG (Public, Education, Government) media organization, which is hosting the event. In addition, the PEG organization will be recording the stories of many of the veterans for a documentary.

Event organizers are currently seeking Vietnam veterans. Veterans, or family and friends of veterans, interested in the event should call 301-424-1730 / ext. 350.

For more information about the ceremony go to www.mocovietnamvets.org.