In May of 2010,
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
The intention of the event is to provide
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
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.