Chennault Museum Hosting Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day


The Chennault Aviation and Military Museum invites the public to Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day at the museum on Thursday, March 30, 2017 as the community honors the brave sacrifices of our country’s military veterans.

This national recognition day established by the U.S. Senate in 2011, honors Vietnam veterans and offers the “welcome home” many never received. The Chennault Aviation & Military Museum will host an open house and ceremony where veterans are recognized for their service, and are also encouraged to share their stories with the public.

The museum offers an ideal destination for visitors to not only show their appreciation to our veterans, but to also learn about the brave sacrifices our troops made during the Vietnam War. The museum will have an open house for visitors from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and will conduct a ceremony at 11:00 am. Texas Roadhouse will provide complimentary lunch for veterans and visitors at 12:00 pm.

On March 30, 1973, all U.S. troops withdrew from Vietnam. Unlike past World Wars, there were no ticker-tape parades honoring veterans, or triumphant marches or speeches. America’s Vietnam veterans returned home to silence, or worse, in some cases to denigration for having served their country during a politically controversial war. More than 58,000 members of the United States Armed Forces lost their lives and more than 300,000 were wounded in Vietnam. Now, communities across the country participate in this special day to show unified gratitude for our veterans’ service and sacrifices.

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