SOURCE: Valley Oaks

May 05, 2009 11:00 ET

Community Involvement Opportunity: Volunteers Needed to Support the Labor Day Vietnam Wall Program at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks; Informational Meetings to Be Held May 12, 14, and 18th

Returning to Westlake Village After a Decade, This Unique Tribute Depends on Community Involvement as Close to 100,000 Individuals Join in Celebrating, Honoring, and Remembering Vietnam Veterans

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA--(Marketwire - May 5, 2009) - Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park announced that it will hold three informational meetings for individuals and groups seeking to help bring the Dignity® Memorial Vietnam Wall to Westlake Village Labor Day weekend, 2009. Any person or group interested in volunteering may attend one of three meetings for more information. The meetings will be held at 6:30 p.m. on May 12, 14, and 18 at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks. For more information call (818) 889-0902.

Returning after a decade, the three-quarter-scale traveling replica of the actual Vietnam Wall in Washington D.C. will serve as a compelling tribute and educational experience September 4 - 7, 2009 at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park. The extraordinary event, dependent on community support and participation, is expected to attract close to 100,000 over four days. The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is the most-visited National Park Service site in Washington, D.C. Even so, millions of Americans will never see or experience the impact of "The Wall" in their lives. To allow more people this opportunity the Dignity Memorial Vietnam Wall, a faux-granite replica, is dedicated to all Americans who served in Vietnam and honors all servicemen and women of the United States military forces. Each year the replica crisscrosses the country, allowing millions of visitors to see and touch its black, mirror-like surface inscribed with the names of more than 58,000 Americans who died or are missing in Vietnam. The exhibition is sponsored by Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park, with the help and support of area veterans groups and civic organizations.

About Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks -- Griffin Memorial Park

Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks -- Griffin Memorial Park, Mortuary and Crematory has been serving families in Westlake Village, western Los Angeles County and Ventura County for more than 40 years. The memorial park serves all funeral homes and families of all faiths. Located in the heart of the Conejo Valley, on 40 acres, only 20 of which are developed, Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks -- Griffin Memorial Park maintains a welcoming and tranquil environment for families and for community events including an annual Easter Sunrise Service.

As a full service memorial park and mortuary, including on-site cremation services, families are provided convenience and peace of mind by being able to make all arrangements at one time. Beginning with Bereavement Travel Services for family members and friends, Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks -- Griffin Memorial Park offers a wide range of unique services. Families can take advantage of a 24-hour Compassion Helpline®, National Transferability of Pre-arrangements, Internet Memorial with Video Archives, Child/Grandchild Protection, Aftercare® Planner, access to a Grief Management Library, Legal Services Membership, and Away from Home Travel Protection.

A proud member of the Dignity Memorial® national network of over 1800 funeral, cremation and cemetery providers, the memorial park is devoted to exceeding expectations and providing a standard of service that is 100 percent guaranteed. For a complimentary consultation with a Family Service Advisor and a Personal Planning Guide or a Planning Ahead Seminar in-home or for groups, please call or visit Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks at 5600 Lindero Canyon Road in Westlake Village, call (818) 889-0902, or click to visit our web site.

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