Website: http://LZLambeau.org              

                                                    

In May of 2010, Vietnam Veterans and their families were invited to a special Welcome Home celebration at Lambeau Field in Green Bay. The big event included several days of concerts and reunions, and exhibits including The Moving Wall™.

During the showcase event at Lambeau Field on May 22 we remembered those who did not return from combat with music, readings, and a preview of the Wisconsin Public Television documentary, Wisconsin Vietnam War Stories.

The intention of the event is to provide Vietnam veterans with the Welcome Home that which was denied them 40 years ago. In this effort, Wisconsin Public Television, the Wisconsin Historical Society, and the Department of Veterans Affairs became partners in the Wisconsin Vietnam War Stories Project. But for the effort to create the event called LZ Lambeau, the partners are joined by the Green Bay Packers, the City of Green Bay, the State of Wisconsin, several of Wisconsin's Indian Nations, and a growing group of veterans' organizations.

Designed by the veterans and veterans service organizations, Wisconsin's Vietnam War veterans and Vietnam Era veterans, and all their families, were invited to a weekend of activities that included a motorcycle ride across the state from La Crosse to Green Bay, concerts, The Moving Wall™ exhibit, Vietnam War military exhibits, photo exhibits, vehicle and helicopter displays, and social get-togethers.

The Welcome Home Weekend culminated with the veterans and their families filling Lambeau Field for an official Memorial Ceremony for their fallen colleagues. This presentation featured music and spoken word performances, and screenings of excerpts from the Wisconsin Vietnam War Stories documentary on the Tundravision.

A special outreach effort was underway to encourage the participation of the families of the more than 1,200 Wisconsinites who did not return from the war, and the families of those returned veterans who did not live long enough to be welcomed home. (Every Veteran was Invited!!!!)

This event, attracted nation-wide attention, and was a chance for our veterans to finally be able to take public pride in their service, and to receive the appreciation and recognition they deserve.

Website: http://LZLambeau.org