Reading Vietnam War Veterans Memorial Announced

Reading, MA — March 29, 2022, marks the fifth anniversary of National Vietnam War Veterans Day, when Americans unite to thank and honor Vietnam veterans and their families for their service and sacrifice. The Town of Reading is pleased to announce that a memorial to honor all Vietnam Veterans will be dedicated at Reading Memorial High School in the coming months. The memorial will honor the seven service members who attended RMHS who were killed in action, as well as all men and women who served during the Vietnam War period regardless of their location. All were called to serve, and none could self-determine where they would serve.  

1979 RMHS graduate and current Reading resident, Brigadier General (ret) Jack Hammond spearheaded the project.  

“It has been a pleasure to work with my fellow Veterans Kevin Bohmiller, Bill Hughes, and the Veterans Memorial Committee to recognize the service and sacrifice of the men and women from Reading who answered our Nation’s call to service during the Vietnam War. We are extremely proud of our Town and its leaders for honoring the seven young men who sacrificed their tomorrows and were killed in action in Vietnam,” said Hammond.

“I extend my gratitude to everyone who played a part in bringing this memorial to Reading, honoring the young men we lost and all those that served,” said Town Manager Fidel Maltez. 

Please thank a Vietnam Veteran and once again WELCOME THEM HOME!

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