40th Anniversary Observance/End of the Vietnam War

This event at the Walk of Heroes honors all men and women that served in the US Armed Forces from August 1st, 1950 until May 7th, 1975, regardless of where they served. This observance program includes the Vietnam Memorial “The Moving Wall” static displays of Vietnam War era helicopters, and an unique “Through The Eyes Combat Photography” display. All displays are educational, interactive, and free to the public.


Order of Events: 

May 7th, 2015
Thursday evening

7PM – Opening Ceremony


LTG Kicklighter
Dept, of Defense Director of America’s Salute to the Vietnam Generation


May 8th, 2015
Friday evening

7 pm – Salute to the POW/MIA Issue

Col., AF Retired Wayne Waddell
Vietnam War Former POW 5 & 1/2 years

Susie Harvey
MIA Sister and SE Director of the National League of POW/MIA Familes

May 9th, 2015
Saturday evening

7 pm – Salute to GA’s 1584 KIA during Vietnam War

James Blaylock
Past National Commander of the Military Order of the Purple Heart

May 10th, 2015
Sunday Evening

7 pm – Salute to Gold Star Mothers/wives

Winston Menzies
Vietnam Veteran and Pastor

May 11th, 2015
Monday Afternoon

12 Noon – Closing Ceremony

State Senator Hunter Hill
Chairman of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee

All events will be held at the Walk of Heroes, located at 3001 Black Shoals Rd, Conyers, GA 30012

Click here for directions

All displays are open 24/7 through noon on May 11, 2015