Vietnam Veterans of America National Convention coming to Springfield

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SPRINGFIELD - The Vietnam Veterans of America National Convention will be held at Springfield’s Prairie Capital Convention Center July 21-25.

Approximately 800 delegates from around the country are expected to attend.
Kelly Grant, Jr., Chairman of the Board of Springfield’s Mel-O-Cream Donuts International, and several women who served as “donut dollies” during the war will be among the honorees.
Special guests include Walter Anderson, the former editor-in-chief of Parade magazine, renowned plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Timothy Miller and Duery Felton, the long-time curator of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Collection of objects left at The Wall in Washington, DC.

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