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Local Army Veteran to be honored by induction into In Memory Program in 2023
Posted on 05/24/2023

JACKSON, Tenn. – John Mayberry of Jackson, TN will be one of 14 Tennessee veterans, of over 500 across the nation, inducted into the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund’s (VVMF) In Memory Program in 2023 (https://www.vvmf.org/Honor-Roll/501822/John-Louis-Mayberry/). Mayberry is the third inductee from Jackson, TN.

"The City of Jackson, TN has been blessed with a rich heritage of exceptional individuals who have answered the call of duty, defending our freedoms with unmatched courage," said Mayor Scott Conger. "We thank the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund for honoring United State Army Veteran John Luis Mayberry with his induction into the In Memory Program this year."

According to VVMF, since the Vietnam War ended, thousands of Vietnam veterans have suffered due to Agent Orange exposure, PTSD and other illnesses as a result of their service. VVMF believes all those who served in Vietnam should be honored and remembered for their service. The In Memory program enables the families and friends of those who came home and later died the opportunity to have them be forever memorialized.

On June 17, 2023, VVMF will host the 2023 In Memory ceremony on the East Knoll of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, where each 2023 honoree’s name will be read aloud. This year, 567 service members will be honored during the ceremony.

“For many Vietnam veterans, coming home from Vietnam was just the beginning of a whole new fight. Many never fully recovered, either physically or emotionally, from their experiences. As these veterans pass, it is our duty and solemn promise to welcome them home to the place that our nation has set aside to remember our Vietnam veterans,” said Jim Knotts, president and CEO of VVMF.

The plaque that honors these veterans was dedicated as a part of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial site in 2004. It reads: In Memory of the men and women who served in the Vietnam War and later died as a result of their service. We honor and remember their sacrifice.

VVMF has created a personal remembrance page for each honoree online in the In Memory Honor Roll at www.vvmf.org/honor-roll. Their photos will also be displayed around the country when VVMF’s mobile exhibit, The Wall That Heals, is on display in an honoree’s home state.

The 2023 In Memory ceremony will be shown live on VVMF’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/VietnamVeteransMemorialFund) beginning at 10 a.m. ET on June 17, 2023. The In Memory program was created in 1993 and has since honored more than 6,000 veterans. For more information on the In Memory program or to apply to have your loved one honored in 2024, please visit: www.vvmf.org/inmemory.

About the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF) is the nonprofit organization that founded the Vietnam Veterans Memorial (The Wall) in Washington, D.C. in 1982. VVMF continues to lead the way in paying tribute to our nation’s Vietnam veterans and their families. VVMF’s mission is to honor and preserve the legacy of service in America and educate all generations about the impact of the Vietnam War and era. To learn more about VVMF, visit www.vvmf.org or call 202-393-0090.

John Mayberry
John Louis Mayberry
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