Father’s Day Ceremony Planned for Vietnam Memorial

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WASHINGTON - NOVEMBER 7:  Mark Seeley of Boise, Idaho, kisses where his father John Seeley's name is inscribed in the Vietnam Veterans Memorial during ceremonies to mark The Wall's 25th anniversary at the National Mall November 7, 2007 in Washington, DC.  Seeley's father was a CH-47 Chinook helicopter pilot and was killed in Vietnam in June 1966, three months before Mark started kindergarten. Organizers commemorated the 25th anniversary with "The Reading of the Names," the four-day event during which the over 58,000 names inscribed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial are read aloud. For the fourth time in The Wall's history all of the names were read in Washington, D.C.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON – NOVEMBER 7: Mark Seeley of Boise, Idaho, kisses where his father John Seeley’s name is inscribed in the Vietnam Veterans Memorial during ceremonies to mark The Wall’s 25th anniversary at the National Mall November 7, 2007 in Washington, DC. Seeley’s father was a CH-47 Chinook helicopter pilot and was killed in Vietnam in June 1966, three months before Mark started kindergarten. Organizers commemorated the 25th anniversary with “The Reading of the Names,” the four-day event during which the over 58,000 names inscribed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial are read aloud. For the fourth time in The Wall’s history all of the names were read in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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WASHINGTON — Hundreds of people are expected at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington for an annual ceremony on Father’s Day.

Sunday’s ceremony will honor fathers who died as a result of the Vietnam War.

Organizers plan to place roses at the memorial to honor those killed in action.

The names of more than 58,000 men and women who were killed or remain missing in action are inscribed on the wall.

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