Vietnam: In Their Own Words

November 11, 2003
Vietnam: In Their Own Words
Story Telling at the Vietnam Women’s Memorial
Tuesday, November 11, 2003
Tenth Anniversary of the Vietnam Women’s Memorial
Dr. Marsha Guenzler-Stevens – Master of Ceremonies
Vietnam Women’s Memorial Foundation Board Member
Veterans and visitors had the opportunity to present a single rose at the Vietnam Women’s Memorial statue throughout the day. The monument was blanketed with 500 roses.
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7:30 a.m.
Presentation of Colors
Native American All Women’s Color Guard
7:30 a.m.
Reading of the names of women who died in Vietnam
and since the end of the War
• Colonel Jane Carson, U.S. Army, Ret. – Vietnam 1969-1970, Vietnam Women’s Memorial Foundation Board Member
• Joan Furey, U.S. Army – Vietnam 1969-1970
8:00 a.m.
Wreath Presentation:
Lee Winter Owl Michaelsen, Spiritual Women of the Lost Tribes Band of Southeastern Cherokee Council and Vietnam era veterans
8:00 a.m.
Wreath Presentation: Vietnam Veterans of America
Marsha Four, U.S. Army – Vietnam 1969-1970
Chair, VVA National Women Veterans Committee
8:05 a.m.
Diane Carlson Evans, U.S. Army – Vietnam 1968-1969
Founder and President of the Board, Vietnam Women’s
Memorial Foundation
8:15 a.m.
Doc Spresser, U.S. Army Medic, Vietnam Veteran
8:30 a.m.
Women on the Wall
Written and Sung by Lt. Col. John Black, U.S. Army, Ret.
Vietnam 1967, 1971-1972
Vietnam Women’s Memorial Foundation Board Member
8:45 a.m.
Reflections by Members of the
Vietnam Women’s Memorial Foundation Board
Edie Meeks
9:00 a.m.
Brenda Allen, Entertainer in Vietnam with The Taylor Sisters
Vocal Performance
Poets and Writers
9:20 a.m.
William Edwards, U.S. Army –Vietnam 1969-1970
9:35 a.m.
Sarah Blum, U.S. Army
9:40 a.m.
Emily Strange, American Red Cross – Vietnam 1968-1969
9:45 a.m.
Karen Spears Zacharias, Daughter of David Paul Spears –
Vietnam 1966 – Killed in Action, July 24, 1966
Friends and Supporters
10:00 a.m.
Jim Mueller – Veterans of Foreign Wars, Junior Vice Commander,
Vietnam Veteran
10:20 a.m.
Veterans Service Organization Representatives
10:45 a.m.
Color Guard Pass and Review, Sponsored by Vietnam Veterans of America
12:20 – 12:40 p.m.
Prelude to the Ceremony at the Wall presented by the Band of the Nation’s Capital — 257th Army Band. Performed at The Wall
12:55 p.m.
Put a Little Love In Your Heart
Written and Performed by Jackie DeShannon at the Wall
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Ceremony at the Wall followed by Wreath Presentations
2:30 p.m.
Glenna Goodacre, Santa Fe, New Mexico, Sculptor,
Vietnam Women’s Memorial
2:45 p.m.
George Dickie, Landscape Architect, Vietnam Women’s Memorial
3:00 p.m.
Tom Corey, President of Vietnam Veterans of America
3:05 p.m.
Michael Martin, U. S. Army – Vietnam 1968-1969
Singer and Songwriter
3:30 p.m.
Presentation of Plaque by the Irish Veterans Memorial in honor of Irish born Pamela Dorothy Donovan, U.S. Army and veteran whose name
is inscribed on the "Wall"
Declan P. Hughes, Coordinator, Irish Veterans Memorial Project and Former Sergeants Tom Kelly and Brendan Dodd
3:40 p.m.
Annee Yazzie Coots – Navajo Women, Vietnam veteran
3:50 p.m.
David Chung, U.S. Air Force – Vietnam 1971-1972
4:00 p.m.
Noemi Pizzaro-Hyman, Veteran and Veteran’s Advocate
4:10 p.m.
Roger (Bob) Amon, Jr., — Vietnam 1969
4:30 p.m.
Colonel Mary Quinn, U.S. Army — Vietnam
4:45 p.m.
Jerry Stadtmiller, U.S. Marines – Vietnam 1968 and Helen Roth
5:00 p.m.
Concluding the Day – Diane Carlson Evans
Vietnam: In Their Own Words, Story Telling at the Vietnam Women’s Memorial is an educational program presented by the Vietnam Women’s Memorial Foundation.
The Vietnam Women’s Memorial Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to honoring women who served during the Vietnam era. For additional information on the Memorial or its projects including other educational programs, Sister Search, publications, products, or research on women who served during the Vietnam era, you are invited to visit the Foundation’s Web site at
If you would like to participate in the Memorial Day Story Telling for Memorial Day 2004 please contact Dr. Marsha A. Guenzler-Stevens, Chair of the Education Committee, Vietnam Women’s Memorial Project Board of Directors, at 301-314-8505 or via e-mail at You may also contact the Project’s Board of Director Founder and President, Ms. Diane Carlson Evans via e-mail at