Today in 1971: In the final event of “Operation Dewey Canyon Three”, nearly one thousand Vietnam War veterans return their combat medals to the government.
The men planned to return the medals in body bags, but authorities erected a fence around the Capitol building. The veterans throw the medals over the fence. Some of the men, before tossing their medals, dedicate them to comrades –both American and Vietnamese –who died in battle.
It’s today’s Action Calendar!
Today is Madison-area Urban Ministry’s monthly Re-Entry Service Fair. Featured guest is Wendy Tougas from the YWCA, speaking on transportation. This is today from 3:30 to 5:30pm at the Villager Mall Community Room, 2300 South Park Street. For more info, call John at 608-256-0906.
A free family caregiver workshop focusing on how to reduce anxiety for both caregiver and care receiver through effective communication will take place on Saturday, May 4, from 9:30am to 1:30pm. It will be at the Catholic Charities Adult Day Center, 2917 International Lane. For more info and to register, call Jean at 608-833-4800, or email email@example.com.
Next Saturday from 9am to 1pm is Clean and Green Middleton – a one stop, drop-off opportunity to donate items to local charities and recycle a wide variety of items all at a single location. For details and a map of the location, visit ci.middleton.wi.us.