On Monday, Dec. 21, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund will hold its annual Christmas Tree Ceremony at The Wall to honor Vietnam veterans, as well as those who are currently serving overseas.

Prior to the ceremony, VVMF will have a film crew on the East Knoll near The Wall to tape New Year's greetings to the troops stationed overseas. Filming will take place from 8 to 9:30 a.m.

The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. Speakers will include:
Maj. Gen. Kelly K. McKeague, USAF, assistant for National Guard matters to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Brian Thacker, who received the Medal of Honor in 1971 when he was serving as a first lieutenant in the U.S. Army in Kontum Province, Vietnam.

At the end of the ceremony, messages to honor those who served in Vietnam and those who are currently serving overseas will be read. The Christmas tree will be taken to the apex of The Wall and decorated with hand-made ornaments from school children around the country.

Members of the public are encouraged to come to The Wall on Monday to tape a greeting to the troops and participate in the ceremony.

For more details, read the advisory here: