Third Triennial Vietnam Symposium (15-17 April 1999)


IMPORTANT NOTICE: The Vietnam Center has blocked 150 rooms at the Holiday Inn Lubbock Plaza. These rooms can only be held until March 24, 1999, after which room availability will be unpredictable. Please make your individual reservations as soon as possible! Call (806) 797-3241 or Fax: (806) 793-1203.

The Vietnam Center will provide transportation to all events not held at the symposium hotel.

Wednesday, 14 April 1999

Afternoon Symposium participants arrive in Lubbock. To be met at Lubbock International
Airport by Vietnam Center Staff and conveyed to Holiday Inn Lubbock Plaza
(Please advise us of your arrival flight number and time of arrival)

Noon (To 4:30 p.m.) Registration Desk open at Holiday Inn Lubbock Plaza

5:00 p.m. Opening Ceremonies for Moving Vietnam Wall Visit (at Texas Tech Campus)

6:00 p.m. Public Reception at University Center

7:00 p.m. Reception for fund-raising dinner (at International Cultural Center)

8:00 p.m. Fund-raising dinner at International Cultural Center


Thursday, April 15, 1999

8:00 a.m. (to 5:00 p.m.) Registration Desk open at Holiday Inn Lubbock Plaza

9:00 a.m. Official Opening of Symposium. Texas Tech Chancellor John T. Montford

9:30 a.m. Panel 1: Differing Perceptions of the War

Admiral Elmo R. Zumwalt, Jr., USN (Ret)
General William B. Rosson, USA (Ret)
PAVN Lieutenant General Nguyen Dinh Uoc

11:00 a.m. Coffee Break

11:15 a.m. Panel 2: We Also Served: Military Wives' Experience

Moderator: Mrs. Mary Ann Harrison

Mrs. Kitsy Westmoreland
Mrs. Mouza Zumwalt
Mrs. Mary "Muggs" Tidd (wife of Vice Admiral Emmett H. Tidd)

Noon Lunch. Speaker TBA

1:30 p.m. Panels 3a, 3b, 3c, etc.

3:15 p.m. Panels 4a, 4b, 4c, etc.

5:00 p.m. Civic Reception at American State Bank

8:00 p.m. Candlelight Ceremony at Moving Vietnam Wall


Friday, 16 April 1999

8:00 a.m. (Until 4:00 p.m.) Registration/Information Desk Open

8:45 a.m. Panels 5a, 5b, 5c, etc.

10:30 a.m. Panels 6a, 6b, 6c, etc.

Noon Lunch. Speaker TBA

1:30 p.m. Panels 7a, 7b, 7c, etc.

3:15 p.m. Panels 8a, 8b, 8c, etc.

5:00 p.m. Ceremony at Vietnam Wall. Speaker: Colonel Roger Donlon, MH

7:00 p.m. Reception at International Cultural Center

8:00 p.m. Conference Banquet. Speaker: Congressman (and former POW) Sam



Saturday, 17 April 1999

8:00 a.m. (to 4:00 p.m.) Registration/Information Desk Open

8:45 a.m. Panels 9a, 9b, 9c, etc.

10:30 a.m. Panels 10a, 10b, 10c, etc.

Noon: Lunch

1:30 p.m. Panels 11a, 11b, 11c

3:00 p.m. Plenary Session: Final summing up and Recommendations for the


4:00 p.m. Symposium closes

5:00 p.m. Buses depart for the V-8 Ranch

9:00 p.m. (Until ?) Fellowship at Holiday Inn Lubbock Plaza

Sunday, 18 April 1999

5:00 a.m. (Until finished) Vietnam Center staff, vans available at Holiday Inn to

assist departing participants.

8:00 a.m. Nondenominational Memorial service at Moving Vietnam Wall

5:00 p.m. Closing ceremonies for Wall visit

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