Celebrating the 35th Anniversary of Operation Babylift


Celebrating the 35th Anniversary of Operation Babylift
Held at the Vietnam Era Educational Center

Saturday, April 24, 2010 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Schedule of Events

11:00 AM

Honor Guard Procession by the VVA Liberty Bell Chapter

In remembrance of those part of Operation Babylift who have passed.

To learn more about VVA Liberty Bell Chapter #266 Philadelphia, PA, click here.

The Honor Guard includes: Len Johnson, James Harris, Chuck Moffett, Ron Speight, Flint Jackson, Dell Stone, Gene Alexander, Greg Cason, James Chappelle, and Bill Montgomery.

Introductory Remarks

Jennifer Nguyen Noone, MSW, Babylift Adoptee

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Read her letter to President Ford here.

To learn more about Jennifer Nguyen Noone please click here.


Dr. Robert Ballard, Professor at Waterloo University in Ontario, Canada, Babylift Adoptee

Sarah Ballard, Family and Child Counselor specializing in international adoption, Instructor at Waterloo University

Read Dr. Robert Ballard and Sarah Ballard’s bios here.

Trista Goldberg, Director of Project Reunite, Babylift adoptee

To learn more about Trista Goldberg in a recent article, please click here.

Dana Sachs, Nationally Acclaimed Author of The Life We Were Given
To learn more about Dana Sachs you can visit her website here.

Retired U.S. Army Medic Ron Speight, Vietnam Era Veteran, Operation New Life

Musical Interlude

Vietnamese and American Music Performance

Performed by Lana Mae Noone, Flutist, Author, Operation Babylift Mother

To learn more about Lana Mae Noone, click here.


1:00 PM

Film Screening

We will be showing the award-winning film Operation Babylift:  The Lost Children of Vietnam in the Testimony Theater

Question and Answer

Producer/Director Tammy Nguyen Lee, Associate Producer Jared Rehberg, with cast and crew.

To read more about Tammy Nguyen Lee and the film, click here.

Book Signings

Reception to Follow

Artifacts on Display Throughout Event

This program is dedicated to all those who did not survive the Babylift.  It is in their memory that we pledge our efforts.

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