(San Jose—CA) The Quang Tri Victory Foundation and the Viet Museum at History Park are scheduled to host a public Unveiling Ceremony of the Quang Tri Victory Monument this weekend. The monument, which is funded by donations from thousands of donors from throughout the United States, serves to honor the South Vietnamese military and American allies for their sacrifice at the epic Battle of Quang Tri Province during the Easter Offensive of 1972.
This imposing structure, made of cement, brass, marble, and granite, at nearly 13 feet high and weighing about 35,000 lbs, or 17 gross tons when assembled together, also serves as an important educational tool for generations of students interested in learning about this critical period of the war, and the heroism of Vietnamese and American servicemen and women who have fought for the freedom of South Vietnam.
An actual brick from the historical Quang Tri Citadel, which was part of the site of one of the bloodiest battles of the war, was brought from Vietnam to be permanently placed at the base of the monument.
The unveiling ceremony will be held at the Viet Museum San Jose, at 11:00 AM, Saturday, November 13, 2021, at History Park, located at 1650 Senter Road, San Jose, CA 95122
The event will also feature a photo exhibit of the Easter Offensive of 1972, musical performances, and lunch for the attendees.