I’ve been remiss for not getting this PSA out sooner but a local health care organization I volunteer with, Gilchrest, has an annual “Welcome Home Vietnam Vets” celebration and this year it is on Saturday, March 30th.
It isn’t too late to register for this free gig at Martin’s West just outside of Baltimore. All Vietnam era vets and their families are invited- great full brunch and a speaker’s program that is just fantastic – this year the Governor of Maryland is the keynote speaker (last year was Jan Suggs who headlined the efforts to get the Vietnam Memorial Wall built in DC).
In addition this year we’ll have a vet who spent several years in the Hanoi Hilton POW camp. He’ll share his story with us, along with a nurse who served in-country and other great speakers.
I will be there again as a volunteer Veteran and hope to see anyone else from our POV family who might want to take part. You will absolutely not be disappointed you did this and I promise it is worth even a hour or two drive – it is that well done and meaningful. It is a true Welcome Home! to our citizens who served during the Vietnam war era who didn’t get the reception they deserved back then.
Here is a great video explaining just what this is all about…
Here are some great photos of last year’s event:
There will also be a detailed and expert US Military Museum set-up by the Boys Latin Center for Military History in a seperate room to look at and learn from.
Thanks all and hope to see you there, and no – I won’t be in uniform – that was 30 pounds ago! Again – here is the link to register for this well done and memorable event.
Reed Kohberger, LCDR, USCG (Ret.)