March 29th is “National Vietnam Veterans Day”, and a day for us to recognize these heroes and welcome them home in a way they did not receive upon their return home from the war. Two events will be taking place in Knoxville to commemorate and recognize our Vietnam Veterans. I hope many of you are able to make one or both of these events.
ROLLING THUNDER, TN CHAPTER 3, “WELCOME HOME VIETNAM VETERANS” EVENT
The first event of the day is being hosted by Rolling Thunder, TN Chapter 3, and will be held at 11:00 am in the Cherokee Ballroom of the Knoxville Downtown Hilton Hotel which is located at 501 Church Ave. (see attached flyer for details about the event). Free parking is provided at the Locust Street Parking Garage located across the street from the Hilton. Master of Ceremonies will be Don Dare from WATE-TV, who is a Vietnam Veteran. Guest speaker information can be found on the attached flyer. Contact for this event is Sue Dauber and she can be reached at 865-603-6066 if you have any questions.
VIETNAM VETERANS OF AMERICA, CHAPTER 1078, “WELCOME HOME” EVENT
Come one, come all. Local VVA Chapter 1078 will be celebrating “National Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day” March 29th at 1:30 at the East TN Veterans Memorial at World’s Fair Park, which is located behind the Holiday Inn Downtown Knoxville. They will honor Vietnam Veterans listed on the Memorial with a Welcome Home Wreath, have a speaker or two and join with one another on a day set aside to give them the Welcome Home so deserving of all Vietnam Veterans. Please join your fellow chapter brothers for this event, and they promise it will not be any longer then need be on Palm Sunday. Contact for the VVA event is Chapter President Rich Gill who can be reached at 865-933-7493.