September 24, 1988 |
The House, responding to pressure from female veterans, voted Friday to erect a memorial honoring the 10,000 women who served in the Vietnam War. By voice vote, the House approved a Senate bill authorizing construction of a memorial to female veterans, but removed a stipulation that the statue be erected within the 2.2 acres of the existing Vietnam War Memorial. The Senate is expected to accept the House language and send the legislation to President Reagan before adjournment in October.
November 12, 1990 |
Americans paid tribute to the dead of wars past in solemn Veterans Day ceremonies Sunday at the Tomb of the Unknowns and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial--amid fears that the nation may be swept into a new war in the Persian Gulf. At the Vietnam memorial, Bob Horsch of Rahway, N.J., a veteran of Army service in Vietnam, said he believed it was "just a matter of time" until the United States was at war again.
July 30, 1993 |
Gen. Colin L. Powell, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, helped break ground Thursday for the Vietnam Women's Memorial and said it was "nine years in the making and more than 20 years in the needing." "When this monument is finished, it will be for all time a testament to a group of American women who made extraordinary sacrifice at an extraordinary time in our nation's history," he said. The ceremony was attended by members of Congress, former Defense Secretary Melvin R.