The Piedmont Area Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Located in Culpeper, Virginia

Dedicated May 25th, 1998


Nineteen angels took flight this day.
From heavens gate they came our way.

They stand among us, See their faces,
In Mom and Dad and other places.

They hear this day their memories told,
Heard by all, young and old.

They're named in stone, lest we forget,
These nineteen and the fate they met.

In jungles deep and fields of rice,
These nineteen paid the highest price.

Knowing this day how much they gave,
To all of us, our freedom save.

Know they do the price we pay,
And have to live with everyday.

They see their families, and see their faces,
No more hugs and warm embraces.

For you now named upon this wall,
We wish you peace, God Bless You All.

Take flight now angels, to heaven go,
And may your light forever glow.

Poem by --
Larry Hoffman, U.S. Army 1968-1970,
and proud member of
Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter #752

Chapter #752 Members,
Left to Right, in front --
Chap. Pres. Sam Thompson, Tom Lathe, Kenny Warren
In back, Richard Crist
Members installing the Dedication Stone in front of the Memorial.

Hilda Judy, mother of Herman L. Judy,
with her son-in-law, Tom Lathe.
Her first visit to Culpeper's Vietnam Memorial.

"My brother, Herman L. Judy, is honored on this wall; and I am extremely proud."
--Donna Judy Lathe

The History of
The Piedmont Area Vietnam Veterans Memorial