On May 24, 1973, President and First Lady Nixon hosted American Prisoners of War held captive in Vietnam for the largest dinner ever held at the White House. 40 years later, the Richard Nixon Foundation hosted what was perhaps their last reunion gathering. The following is a collection of television and print news coverage.
Quite a different world from the one we live in today, where the White House tells the park service (which includes the memorials in Washington, D.C.) to make life as difficult as possible for the average American during a government slowdown and then has them put up Barrycades to block Veterans from visiting the war memorials!
h/t to Deonia Copeland