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March 25, 2013

Fourth annual Welcome Home Vietnam Vets Celebration at March Field Air Museum

Riverside, Calif. – March Field Air Museum will be hosting its fourth annual Welcome Home Vietnam Vets Celebration, Saturday, March 23. The museum is open, free of charge, to all Vietnam Veterans and their families that day. The museum will open at 9 a.m., with the official program beginning at 11 a.m. At the conclusion of the program, a free lunch will be served for Vietnam Vets and their immediate families. The luncheon will be sponsored by Marion Ashley, Riverside County supervisor.

“This is a perfect opportunity for all of us to pay tribute to these once forgotten soldiers and give them the welcome home they deserved years ago,’ said Patricia Korzec, museum director. “It is also an important day for our youth who can learn more about the war and listen to the first hand experiences of those who lived it.”

Retired U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Jack Van Zwalunwenburg, will be the keynote speaker, followed by an open microphone for all veterans. The program also includes performances by the Mt. San Antonio College Choral and the pipers of Los Angeles Police Department Emerald Society Pipe and Drum Corps.

The museum gift store will also be featuring the handmade jewelry of Vietnam Vet Bruce Smith, who crafts specialized beaded necklaces and bracelets for vets.

On September 25, 2009, then Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, accompanied by General Assembly member Paul Cook and Welcome Home Vietnam Vets Day (WHVVDF) founder Jose Ramos, appeared at Twenty-Nine Palms Marine Base to sign AB717 which establishes an Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day in California every March 30. March Field Air Museum has sponsored its own annual celebration since the legislation became official.

For more information about March Field Air Museum please contact Annie Lunetta at 951/902-5949, annie @marchfield.org or visit the website at www.marchfield.org.




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