Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day Celebration
- 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. – Resource Fair for veterans and their families, brunch served
- 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. – Program includes patriotic music, dynamic speakers, and honor salutes by active-duty military
- 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. – Resource Fair for veterans and their families
Gilchrist’s Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day celebration honors the veterans in our care as well as all of the veterans in our community, and coincides with Maryland’s Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day, signed into law by Governor Larry Hogan in 2015. This celebration is one of the many ways Gilchrist recognizes the unique needs of veterans and thanks them for their sacrifice and service to our country. We are proud to honor those who have served in the United States Armed Forces. Learn more about Gilchrist’s We Honor Veterans program or call our veterans coordinator at 443.849.8306.
Gilchrist’s 3rd Annual Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day Celebration will be held on Sunday, March 21, 2021, at Martin’s West in Baltimore. We are privileged to host this special celebration of service to honor and thank the men and women in our community who served during the Vietnam War. The event is free for all Vietnam veterans and their families.
2021 Welcome Home Celebration Speakers
Joe Galloway has been one of America’s premier war and foreign correspondents for more than half a century. Mr. Galloway became the only American civilian to receive the Bronze Star with “V” because of his heroism during the Battle of la Drang in November of 1965. With Lt. Gen. Harold G. Moore (USA Ret.), he co-authored the 1992 national bestseller “We Were Soldiers Once . . . And Young,” the story of the Battle of Ia Drang, the first major battle of the Vietnam War.
Kimberly Mitchell is the President and CEO of Veterans Village of San Diego, a nationally recognized leader in serving homeless military veterans, providing treatment programs to more than 2,000 veterans every year. Ms. Mitchell is recognized as an advocate for Vietnam Veterans and Vietnam-era veterans, having been adopted by an American Airman from an orphanage in Da Nang, South Vietnam at the height of the Vietnam War. Ms. Mitchell attended the United States Naval Academy and served in the United States Navy for 17 years as a Surface Warfare Officer.