American Legion well represented during Vietnam Memorial Ceremony

American Legion 100th Anniversary Honorary Committee member Diane Carlson Evans was Master of Ceremonies for the Veterans Day wreath-laying ceremony at the National Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. The 2018 ceremony commemorated the 25th Anniversary of The Vietnam Women's Memorial. Carlson Evans, a Vietnam combat nurse and American Legion member, began her initiative to build the Women's Memorial in the early 1980s, when she introduced a resolution at her local American Legion post in River Falls, Wisc. Throughout the process, the Department of Wisconsin, and then National American Legion continued the support of her mission. In February 2018, Carlson Evans received The American Legion Patriot Award for her achievements on behalf of women veterans.
Visitors take etchings and leave behind remembrances before the Veterans Day wreath-laying ceremony at the National Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. Photo by Alex Wroblewski
Visitors take etchings and leave behind remembrances before the Veterans Day wreath-laying ceremony at the National Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. Photo by Alex Wroblewski
Flags and flowers are left in remembrance during the Veterans Day wreath-laying ceremony at the National Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. Photo by Alex Wroblewski
Flags and flowers are left in remembrance during the Veterans Day wreath-laying ceremony at the National Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. Photo by Alex Wroblewski
The colors are posted during the Veterans Day wreath-laying ceremony at the National Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. Photo by Alex Wroblewski
The colors are posted during the Veterans Day wreath-laying ceremony at the National Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. Photo by Alex Wroblewski
The wreath laid by American Legion Director of Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation Chanin Nuntavong during the Veterans Day ceremony at the National Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. Photo by Alex Wroblewski
The wreath laid by American Legion Director of Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation Chanin Nuntavong during the Veterans Day ceremony at the National Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. Photo by Alex Wroblewski
The colors are posted during the Veterans Day wreath-laying ceremony at the National Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. Photo by Alex Wroblewski
The colors are posted during the Veterans Day wreath-laying ceremony at the National Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. Photo by Alex Wroblewski
The colors are posted during the Veterans Day wreath-laying ceremony at the National Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. Photo by Alex Wroblewski
The colors are posted during the Veterans Day wreath-laying ceremony at the National Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. Photo by Alex Wroblewski
American Legion 100th Anniversary Honorary Committee member Diane Carlson Evans was Master of Ceremonies the Veterans Day wreath-laying ceremony at the National Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. Photo by Alex Wroblewski
American Legion 100th Anniversary Honorary Committee member Diane Carlson Evans was Master of Ceremonies the Veterans Day wreath-laying ceremony at the National Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. Photo by Alex Wroblewski
American Legion Director of Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation Chanin Nuntavong, lays a wreath during the Veterans Day ceremony at the National Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. Photo by Alex Wroblewski
American Legion Director of Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation Chanin Nuntavong, lays a wreath during the Veterans Day ceremony at the National Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. Photo by Alex Wroblewski
The colors are posted during the Veterans Day wreath-laying ceremony at the National Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. Photo by Alex Wroblewski
The colors are posted during the Veterans Day wreath-laying ceremony at the National Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. Photo by Alex Wroblewski