AGENT ORANGE DAY
New York City Vietnam Veterans Memorial
August 10th 2021
Mike Moreno welcomed all those in attendance.
The Marines 6th Communications Battalion posted our colors
The Star Spangled Banner was beautifully song by Michele DellaFave
Fred Gasior led us with the Pledge of Allegiance and presented the Benediction that was inspiring and informative about Agent Orange
Loree Sutton gave a meaning full and spirited presentation
Loree Sutton dedicated a candle to Agent Orange and Burn Pit veterans
Manhattan Boro President Gale Brewer gave a very informative presentation suggestion we name our event Agent Orange Remembrance Day.
Gale Brewer dedicated a candle to Agent Orange and Burn Pit veterans
Mike Moreno gave a presentation on what Agent Orange means to him
Keynote Speaker NYC DVS Commissioner James Hendon gave an animated presentation calling our event Agent Orange Awareness Day
Commissioner Hendon dedicated a candle to Agent Orange and Burn Bit veterans
UWVC President Mark Otto spoke on the effects of the Gulf War Illness and called this day a very “Meaningful Event"
Mark Otto dedicated a candle to Agent Orange and Burn Pit veterans
We closed the night with a prayer for them and their families
We lit and dedicated one large orange flame candle for all the miscarriage and stillborn babies that never lived because of Agent Orange, and to those children born with birth defects caused by Agent Orange
We lit and dedicated orange candles to all the veterans on our program who have died or are suffering from illnesses caused by their Agent Orange exposure
We lit and dedicated candles to all the Middle East conflicts veterans who have passed or are suffering from illnesses caused by burn pits, burning oil wells, and other harmful airborne contaminants.
Agent Orange Day - August 10th, 2021.
KAVVA President Don Bak presented a Vietnam War in Memory tribute to Commissioner Hendon.
The Marines 6th Communications Battalion
The Following Veterans Had Candles Dedicated to Their Honor
Raymond Coder Mike Moreno – A childhood friend I knew and loved since we were 6 years old.
When I visit the old neighborhood, I always think of him.
Dennis Oder Mike Moreno – He served in my company the Delta Raiders, 101st Airborne –
A brave soldier and a great man
Max Jasso Mike Moreno - Another Delta Raider and the happiest soldier you will ever meet.
I will miss him
VVA 126 - 7 of our VVA Chapter who have passed due to Agent Orange
Bill Gwalnety Gone but not forgotten
Bob Marchese Gone but not forgotten
Denis McBride Gone but not forgotten
Sal Raucci Gone but not forgotten
Al Bach Gone but not forgotten
Bill Fischer Gone but not forgotten
John Harvey Gone but not forgotten
VVA Chapter 11
Joe Ingino Big Joe has undergone major surgery caused Agent Orange.
We wish him a speedy recovery
VVA 72- Chapter members who have passed due to Agent Orange
Joe Reiter Gone but not forgotten
Tony Bianco Gone but not forgotten
Dennis Braunfeld Gone but not forgotten
Hank Burke Gone but not forgotten
Mauro Bacolo Gone but not forgotten
Sal Popolo Gone but not forgotten
Tommy Peasley Gone but not forgotten
VVA 1074 in Martinsburg WV (Dallas Miller)
Chapter members who have passed due to Agent Orange
Larry Miller Brother of Dallas Miller - Gone but not forgotten
William 'Bill' Jones Army 101st Airborne - Gone but not forgotten
William Lucas Marine - Gone but not forgotten
Dale Hodgins Army 1st Cav - Gone but not forgotten
Issac Battino Army 25th Infantry - Gone but not forgotten
Carlo Albanese- These veterans are honored for their dedication to Agent Orange issues
Capt. Irish Agnes Bresnahan The only female veteran to die of stateside from Agent Orange exposure
Leroy Foster Never forgotten - Your work will continue
Fred Gersh Never forgotten - Your work will continue
Gary Chenett Never forgotten - Your work will continue
Mike Eckstein Never forgotten - Your work will continue
Wally Ward Never forgotten - Your work will continue
Mike Palo Never forgotten - Your work will continue