In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War, Roanoke County, the cities of Roanoke and Salem, the Stonewall Jackson Chapter/AUSA and the town of Vinton present the exhibit "Vietnam Combat Art." The exhibit opens March 26 and will run through April 26 at the Ballator Gallery, which is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Hollins University's Moody Center, 7916 Williamson Road in Roanoke.
An opening reception for the exhibit will be held Wednesday, March 25, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Ballator Gallery. Sarah Forgey, curator of the Army Art Collection at the U.S. Army Center of Military History, will attend for remarks and discussion. This artwork is on public display for the first time in the United States. The exhibition is free and open to the public. Sponsors include Salem Credit Union, Carilion Clinic, Blue Ridge Veterans Celebration, VVA Roanoke Valley Chapter 81, Blue Ridge Beverage, and Southwest Virginia Chapter/MOAA.