Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans
Our mission is simple, yet powerful. Let us give our Vietnam veterans the welcome home they never received.
In 2010, Connecticut became the second state in the nation to pass legislation designating March 30 as Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day -- the date the last combat troops withdrew from Vietnam. Several additional states have since followed suit, recognizing the need to right an injustice.
The Connecticut Department of Veterans’ Affairs and the Veterans History Project at Central Connecticut State University have partnered to plan and host a much deserved Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans event on Saturday, March 31, 2012 at the Governor William A. O'Neill Armory in Hartford, CT. It will be an evening of USO entertainment, music, and dramatic readings from the letters or diaries of our Vietnam Veterans.
The event will begin at 7:00pm (Doors open at 6:00).
Food will be provided, as well as a cash bar.
If you are a Vietnam era veteran, this celebration and opportunity to catch up with old friends is for you. So please call for your tickets!
Civilians who want to honor and thank our Vietnam veterans are also invited.
Advertising space in the program booklet may be purchased by any interested businesses or persons wishing to thank Vietnam veterans, with prices available HERE. Those interested may contact Tammy Marzik of the Connecticut Department of Veterans' Affairs at:
Photographs from the Event (click on the desired name to view photographs)
Photographs by Jeanne Christie
Photographs by Eileen Hurst
Photographs by Diana Jacaruso
Photographs by Bob Lyke
Photographs by Lorraine Schwartz
Photographs by David Sommerville
Photographs by Kevin Suares
Thank you to Jeanne Christie, Diana Jacaruso, Rob Hecker, Bob Lyke, David Sommerville, and Kevin Suares for photographing the event.
Check back soon for more photographs!
As our plans progress, we will continue to update this web page; please keep checking back for the latest event information.
You can also contact:
Director, CCSU Veterans History Project
860 832-2976 or firstname.lastname@example.org
We wish to thank all those who supported this event through their donations and attendance. Please visit this site again soon for photographs of the March 31st event.