Friday, June 27, 2014

Red Cross Attends "Faces of Valor"

Veterans, family members and state officials gathered on the Bicentennial Mall lawn on Thursday afternoon for the “Faces of Valor” ceremony to kick off a statewide effort to locate photos of all 1295 Tennesseans who lost their lives in Vietnam.  The “Wall that Heals”, a mobile replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in our nation’s capital, was a stark and moving reminder of the 58,286 lives that were lost in the Vietnam War. 

State Senator Mark Green, along with fellow senators, and guests kicked off the Faces of Valor Rally to distribute individual lists of the remaining 699 photos of the fallen that have yet to be located to their respective districts to every Tennessee State Senator.    Once the photos are submitted, they will be prominently displayed in Washington D.C. at the new interpretive center that is being constructed next to the wall. 

Representatives from the Nashville Area Chapter of the American Red Cross were honored to attend the ceremony and to continue the proud tradition of military support.  Red Cross services for veterans date back to World War I and remain consistent with the mission of its congressional charter. Today, the Red Cross is proud to maintain its commitment to the men and women who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces.

The American Red Cross offers confidential services to all military veterans and their families by connecting them with Red Cross, national, state and local resources through our network of chapters in communities across the United States and offices on military installations worldwide.

For information about volunteering or assistance, veterans and their families should contact their local Red Cross office.

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