nj vietnamese american community 1The ceremony will take place at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 30, 2016

PHOTO:  The New Jersey Vietnamese American Community Association will dedicate a new Vietnamese-American Monument at the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Foundation site in a ceremony held at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 30, 2016. The ceremony will honor the American and South Vietnamese servicemen and women who fought alongside one another for freedom in the Vietnam War.

Holmdel, NJ – The New Jersey Vietnamese American Community Association will dedicate a new Vietnamese-American Monument at the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Foundation site in a ceremony held at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 30, 2016, at the Memorial, 1 Memorial Lane, Holmdel, on the grounds of the PNC Bank Arts Center, exit 116 off the Garden State Parkway. The ceremony will honor the American and South Vietnamese servicemen and women who fought alongside one another for freedom in the Vietnam War.

nj vietnamese american community 2PHOTO:  The New Jersey Vietnamese-American Community Association is dedicated to preserving the Vietnamese culture and to enhance the community’s quality of life.

An estimated 250,000 South Vietnamese soldiers died during the Vietnam War.

“The veterans of the Republic of South Vietnam not only fought for freedom, but lost many friends and loved-ones in the war,” said Bill Linderman, executive director of the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Foundation. “They then had to escape from their enemies and bring their families to America. We’re proud of their achievements and the opportunity to pay tribute by dedicating this monument.”

Saturday’s ceremony will include a wreath presentation, a moment of silence to remember the Americans and South Vietnamese who served in the Vietnam War, an unveiling of the monument, opening remarks by Tran Quan Niem, President of the Vietnamese American Community of Southern New Jersey, and guest speakers Clark Martin, Chairman of the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Foundation and John Scott McAllister, Secretary of the Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Foundation. 

The New Jersey Vietnamese-American Community Association (NJVACA), was established in 1997 and is dedicated to preserving the Vietnamese culture and to enhance the community’s quality of life. The association promotes cultural activities to sustain self-identity and enhance leadership among the younger Vietnamese generation by establishing mentor programs, creating a social space for the increasing number of Vietnamese-American senior citizens, and supporting other Vietnamese-American organizations in New Jersey.

For more information, visit www.njvvmf.org.