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12th Annual Vietnam Commemoration Ceremony

May 5, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Memorial Mission
Vietnam Commemoration Ceremony
COLUMBIA, South Carolina – 05 May 2017


The South Carolina Combat Veteran’s Group from Dorn VA Hospital has once again invited the ALR, PGR and other motorcycle groups to escort their motorcade as they stand for a wreath laying and short ceremony on this special day. They ask all motorcycle groups to come and show support to them on the day they have set aside to honor their comrades and spend time with each other.

This is the 12th Annual Vietnam Veterans Survivor’s and Remembrance Day Program. This event started in Columbia as “Vietnam Survivor’s Day” fifteen years ago, however in 2006 it became an official South Carolina Day of Remembrance. The program will be held on May 5, 2017 at 10:00 A.M in Memorial Park. The ceremony is in memory of the brave South Carolinians whose service to this country ended with the ultimate sacrifice and for those who survived and continue to serve. They will start with a LEO escorted motorcade from the Dorn VA Medical Center to the Memorial Wall. This year motorcycles will continue to have a safer place to park at the bottom of the hill rather than the sloping parking lot.


Primary Staging Time: 0800/8:00 A.M.
Dorn VA Hospital,
(In front of MUSC buildings; near large flag pole)
6439 Garners Ferry Road,
COLUMBIA, South Carolina – 29209
MAP: http://goo.gl/maps/yPPdJ

Ride Captain:
James “Yoder” Christian, RCIT
(803) 463-3720

Ron Kelly, Assisting RC
(803) 532-8933

Special Instructions:

Briefing: 0830 (8:30 am)

KSU: 0845 (8:45 am)

If you can participate in honoring these Veterans, meet at the Dorn VA Medical Center at 0800 (8:00 am). Fly your big safe flags if you have them. This is an LEO escorted ride through downtown Columbia in front of the state house to the Veteran’s Memorial Park. Make sure to check your mounts closely before departure. Please follow all directions of LEO and the Ride Captains in Charge.

Flags & Water:
Flags Will Not Be Needed
If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center


May 5, 2017
9:00 am - 1:00 pm


Dorn VA Hospital
6439 Garners Ferry Rd
Columbia, SC 29209 United States
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