35TH ILLINOIS VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL VIGIL | Springfield, Illinois | Visit Springfield

May 6, 2023 - May 7, 2023
Sat May 6th
10:30am; Sun May 7th

Illinois Vietnam Veterans Memorial
1500 Monument Ave Springfield, IL 62703


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6, 2023
Saturday:  Opening Ceremonies:
10:30am Congregate at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial
11:00am Opening Ceremony begins
Immediately following Opening Ceremony will be the Circle of Honor.  The goal is to have people encompass all the Veteran Memorials in one contiguous circle to honor all Veterans
5:00pm Gather at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial for the POW-MIA ceremony
5:30pm Opening Prayer, Table Ceremony, POW-MIA-reading of the names with attendees participation in lighting candles and laying, closing prayer

24-hour Vigil Guard – Noon Saturday-Noon Sunday

Visit the replica of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier on-site throughout the weekend


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