Traveling Vietnam War Memorial at Butler VA Hospital
The American Legion Posts of Butler are working with the American Veterans Traveling Tribute (AVTT) to bring a replica of the Vietnam Memorial to Western Pennsylvania. From August 24th to August 29th, this Moving Vietnam Memorial will be open to public at the Butler Veterans Administration Hospital campus. During this period, the American Legion will be honoring local Vietnam servicemen killed in action by inviting their surviving family members to attend as well as several other ceremonies and speakers to commemorate Vietnam era veterans.

Civil Air Patrol has been invited to provide assistance on Thursday August 24th, from 12pm to 9pm, and Friday August 25th, 9am to 9pm. The American Legion has broken down the event into 4 hour shifts to make it more manageable for volunteers. The assistance CAP will be providing the following assistance along with breakdown of the manpower needs for each shift:

Reception Table: Welcoming public visitors to the memorial and disturbing programs. Members will also assist in locating name of Vietnam KIA with software provided by AVTT. 4 volunteers preferably with good computer skills.

Veterans Table: Greeting Veterans and having them sign guestbook. Distribute Vietnam Era Veteran participation pins for veterans with service between 1955-1975 (regardless of location of service). Assist with welcoming Gold Star families to memorial. 1 member; American Legion has requested that this volunteer be an senior members preferably a military veteran.

Escorts to the Wall: Provide visitors with assistance with locating names on the memorial. Provide honor escort for Gold Star families, Vietnam era veterans, and other VIPs. 4 volunteers.

VA resident escorts: Assist with escorting handicapped Butler VA in-patient residents across campus to and from memorial. 2-4 volunteers, may not be need all the time; will assist escorts at the memorial.

Color guard: Provide color guard for 30 to 45-minute opening ceremony on Friday August 25th at 9am. 6 highly motivated and sharp cadets.

Not including the color guard detail, CAP is being asked for 10-12 volunteers total for each shift.

This event is an excellent opportunity to showcase Civil Air Patrol with the public.

Due to the solemn nature of this event, the uniform of the day will be Class B dress blues with ties/tie tab or the white aviator shirt corporate uniform. NO BDU’s, ABU’s or Corporate utility uniforms! Please do deviate from the uniform of the day, this is an outdoor, highly public activity and we want all our members to make a uniform appearance.

Activity location:
Butler Veterans Administration Hospital
325 New Castle Rd
Butler PA, 16002

The OIC of the activity is Capt. Sean O’Neil. Contact can be made at 724-991-6137 or for any questions or concerns.

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