Alabama man honored at Vietnam Memorial today
Edgar Lee Day of Thorsby was served in Vietnam. He died on April 9, 2002. He was honored today at the ceremony.
In Memory Day was created to honor those who died prematurely from noncombat injuries and emotional suffering caused directly by the Vietnam War, but who do not qualify under DOD rules to have their names added to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
During the ceremony, loved ones will read the names of all those who are being inducted into the In Memory Program, then tributes to them will be placed at The Wall. This is the 11th annual In Memory Day. Overall, more than 1,800 individuals have been honored through this program.
To learn more about In Memory Day, read the press release here:
To see a list of this year's honorees and their hometowns, click here: