Vietnam War Tributes
America’s Sports Stars for POWs-MIAs and Programs of Friendship and Care for children of POWs, MIAs, and KIAs in Vietnam.
POW Returnees’ Salute to Hospitalized Veterans. This became an Annual National Salute to Hospitalized Veterans, now sponsored by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
1976 – 1977
Editors’ Choice Awards: Recognizing Vietnam Veterans who made significant contributions to the life of the nation following their return from the war.
Oct. 26, 1977
First plaque honoring those who died in Southeast Asia, placed in the Display Room, Arlington National Cemetery.
Nov. 5, 1979
Special Tribute to Vietnam Veterans at Ford’s Theater, Washington, D.C.
Nov. 11, 1979
10 K Run for America: A tribute to Vietnam Veterans.
June 14, 1980 (Flag Day)
Salute to Vietnam Veterans at Independence Hall, Philadelphia, with the placing of a wreath at the Liberty Bell by children.
Pre-Game Salute to America’s Vietnam Veterans, Philadelphia Phillies, Veterans Stadium.
Veterans Day, 1985
No Greater Love Children were the first to place a wreath at the Vietnam Memorial.
April 30, 1985
Father’s Day Remembrance, the first display of Father’s Day cards with floral arrangement placed at the Vietnam Memorial by No Greater Love Children. This has become a tradition by sons and daughters of Vietnam casualties.
1974 – 1999
Annual Children’s Memorial Day Ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery. This ceremony started as a way to honor Vietnam War casualties at the request of a child whose father is missing in action.