Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans
Join us on May 11, 2019 at Chukchansi Park in Fresno, CA as we honor and celebrate the sacrifice and service of our Vietnam Veterans and their families. Our goal is to provide healing by giving them the much deserved “hero’s welcome home,” and to educate the community on this important chapter of our nation’s history.
Honoring • Healing • Educating
To honor and celebrate the sacrifice and service of our Vietnam Veterans and their families, provide healing by giving them the much deserved “hero’s welcome home,” and to educate the community on this important chapter of our nation’s history.
To collaborate and partner with various businesses, non-profits, volunteers, and the Veteran community to set aside a day that WHVV will honor Vietnam Veterans and their dependents.
It’s been 44 years since the last troops came home from Vietnam. Although family and friends may have been thankful to have their loved ones’ home, walking through the airports and train stations was not a celebratory experience for these service men and women; many were met with hostile words and actions…no thank you, no welcome home parades, no applause. Many Vietnam Veterans not only bear the scars from battle wounds, but also broken hearts from a country that was clearly divided and lacked the ability to acknowledge the immense price that had been paid by those young men and women. It’s time to honor these veterans, allow a space to bring about healing, and educate the community on this important chapter of our nation’s history.
Our theme is “Honoring. Healing. Educating.” and we have requested the event to feature a military salute as we usher our Vietnam Veterans onto the baseball field, a formal flag ceremony, a request for the Vietnam Traveling Wall to be present, speeches from a city official and a military representative, and hopefully a fly-over from our esteemed military aviation. Having the military aviation support will be an integral part of providing another important layer of honoring the Vietnam Veterans as we unite both past and current day veterans, all branches of military and individuals from around the valley and beyond. As we partner with AMVETS, the Grizzlies organization, community leaders and valley businesses, the “Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans” event is designed to take a GIANT step toward “righting a wrong,” and giving these valley heroes a long overdue WELCOME HOME!
Would you consider partnering with us?
Please review the sponsorship packets and see which level might be the best choice for you; we appreciate any help you can offer to honor our Valley’s Vietnam Heroes.
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