UPDATE (24 February 2020)
The Paver Dedication Ceremony at Goodfellow Air Force Base has been set for Friday, 27 March 2020 at 2:00 PM (that's 1400 for you oo-rah! types) with a reception to follow at the GAFB Event Center (formerly the O-club.)
Clieck here for the program schedule.
We've received several responses from relatives of veterans, including "blue star" surviving spouses of vets who have passed on since leaving active duty. Welcome one and all !
Both events listed here are open to the public, but if you plan to attend please help us with planning by signing up at:
NOTE: Unless you possess a valid military ID, you MUST include your drivers license, DOB, etc., on the RSVP form in order to access the base. Click here for the latest RSVP list. (Guest names not included.) We've scheduled a no-host gathering after the ceremony (~6:00 PM - ?) at Los Panchitos Mexican Restaurant, 34 East Avenue D, San Angelo, TX 76903. Again, it'll help with planning (us and the restaurant) if you'll RSVP by clicking here.
Below is the info for the Sunday, 29 March, doings in San Angelo.
Click here for a digital version of the printed program
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Thanks to a generous grant from the Freedom Through Vigilance Association (FTVA), San Angelo's FTVA Heritage Chapter will sponsor a significant upgrade to the display, scheduled to be dedicated during the nationwide celbration of Vietnam Veterans Day in March, 2020. The display, consisting of nearly a thousand concrete paving blocks arranged as shown in the rendering below, will honor veterans of all service branches and all time periods.
Pavers are available in two sizes and styles. (Click the bricks for a larger image.) A $50 contribution will memorialize a veteran with a 4 X 8 paver, or donate $100 for the 8 X 8 size. Reservations will be on a first-come, first-served basis. The schematic below shows the arrangement of the pavers. (Click the diagram for larger image.)
For more details and order forms visit http://www.vietnam50thcpp.com/pavers or click on the rendering.
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Meanwhile, the website content can be accessed by clicking on any of the black bars on the left of the screen. And the legacy site is right where it's always been. Just stow the gear pins, click on the streamer, and take off !