Vietnam Veterans will be recognized and honored during the official Wiregrass Vietnam Veteran’s “Welcome Home” Day on Saturday, March 29th at 10a.m. The event will be held at the Westgate Library Branch at 535 Recreation Drive in Dothan, Alabama.
Mayor Mike Schmitz believes this is an important issue that needs to be honored and recognized by Wiregrass residents. One of his brothers served in Vietnam, and Mayor Schmitz remembered how the troops were treated when they returned from serving. His goal is to bring this national day of recognition to the Wiregrass so local residents can express their appreciation in person to the Vietnam Veterans who were not give a proper welcome home.
Several organizations are joining together to help with the event including the Vietnam Veteran’s Chapter 373 and the Patriot Guard Riders.
A presentation will be made to the library in honor of the Vietnam Veterans so that their dedication and sacrifice will be remembered for generations to come.
The public is invited to attend and encouraged to “Welcome Home” our Vietnam Veterans.
President Barack Obama proclaimed March 29 as Vietnam Veterans Day on March 29, 2012. He called “upon all Americans to observe this day with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities that commemorated the 50 year anniversary of the Vietnam War.” (http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2012/03/29/presidential-proclamation-vietnam-veterans-day)