Below is a transcribed copy of a letter William Brown had sent. The picture above is not the referenced memorial. The particular memorial will be black granite from Vermont unveiled this Veteran’s Day.
On November 13, 1982 the Vietnam Memorial Wall was dedicated in Washington D.C. Inscribed in the wall are the names of over 58,000 men and women that gave their lives for this country.
On November 11, 2022 Veterans Day, almost 40 years to the day, a Vietnam Memorial will be dedicated at Reading Memorial High School at 11AM to the men and women that served in the Vietnam War and the names of the seven young men that made the supreme sacrifice will have their names inscribed in the memorial.
The memorial and the benches are being funded by the Veterans Memorial Flower Fund, a fund set up to ensure that the over 2400 veterans buried in Readings four cemeteries will be remembered each year with the placing of a flag, a flag holder, and a geranium.
I ask you to consider a donation to the fund in honor of a relative or classmate to help offset the $10,000 cost of the memorial and benches so the fund can ensure that our Veterans will be forever remembered on Memorial Day.
Veterans Memorial Fund
16 Lowell Street
Reading MA 01867
William C. Brown 28 Martin Rd