“On April 16, 1972 at 15,000 feet in the skies near Hanoi, North Vietnam, Major Dan Cherry first met Mr. Nguyen Hong My. In an intense five minute aerial battle, Dan shot down the MiG-21 piloted by Hong My… Both men returned to the cockpit to fly again. Thirty six years later Dan Cherry and Hong My met face to face in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam for the first time since that fateful day.”
Meet Special Guests Brigadier General Dan Cherry, USAF, (Ret.)
“My Enemy-My Friend”
A story of reconciliation from the Vietnam War along with Mr. Hong My and Lt. Colonel John Stiles USAF, (Ret.)
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The Symbol of Freedom event is a two event series, designed to elevate knowledge of CDM Caregiving Services (cdmcaregiving.org), a local non-profit organization that has been doing business in Southwest Washington for over 35 years.
These events are centered around Veterans Day to provide a great opportunity to recognize and honor our local veterans. While Veterans Day is remembered on November 11th each year, our two events will be held on November 4th & 5th this year in order to accommodate our special guest speaker, Brigadier General Dan Cherry, Mr. Nguyen Hong My, and Lt. Colonel John Stiles.
The VIP event on November 4th will offer a more intimate gathering with Special Guest Speakers Brig. Gen. Cherry and Mr. Hong My. This event has limited space availability.
The evening on November 5th is a dinner served at the Vancouver Hilton and will feature excerpts from “My Enemy, My Friend”, a story of reconciliation from the Vietnam War, as told by Brigadier General Dan Cherry, Mr. Hong My and Lt. Colonel John Stiles
CDM holds strong to their commitment to the community by providing services fulfilling their mission of keeping the elderly and disabled in their own home for as long as possible, this includes many Veterans as well as others of all ages.
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VIP Reception
Tuesday, November 4th from 5:30pm-7:30pm at the Artillery Barracks
Symbol of Freedom Dinner Event
Wednesday, November 5th at 5:00pm held at The Hilton Vancouver
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To purchase tickets to the VIP Event click here. To purchase tickets to the Symbol of Freedom Dinner click here or to purchase tickets to both events click here
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For any questions please contact Lisa Capeloto or Kelsey Castrey at (360) 750-3825