National Welcome Home Vietnam War Veterans Day
National Vietnam War Veterans Day is observed every year on March 29 and is a way to thank and honor our Nation’s Vietnam Veterans and their families for their service and sacrifice.
Hospice of Orange & Sullivan Counties Veterans Committee will be hosting a its third annual Thank You and Memorial Ceremony in observance of National Vietnam War Veterans Day on March 29 at 10:30am at The Cornwall Yacht Club. The event will be held in partnership with The Cornwall Yacht Club, Mental Health Association in Orange County, Inc. Joseph P. Dwyer – Vet2Vet Program, Nam Knights of America Motorcycle Club, Newburgh Free Academy Air Force JROTC Color Guard, Vincent Serrano member of Marine Corps League Greater Newburgh Detachment #249, and WALL Radio.
In early 2017, Congress passed the Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act, establishing March 29 as National Vietnam War Veterans Day. The holiday is also known as “Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day.”
This day is an opportunity to recognize and give thanks for all who served during the Vietnam War, including those who were wounded, gave their lives, or went missing. National Vietnam War Veterans Day is the hero’s welcome they never received. It underscores the need to heal their painful wounds and allows us the occasion to pause and give respect, admiration, and thanks to the patriotic men and women who sacrificed so much in service to their nation.
The ceremony will take place at The Cornwall Yacht Club on March 29 at 10:30am and will offer prayer, the reading of the 68 Vietnam soldiers from Orange County who never came home, and the playing of Taps.
Hospice of Orange & Sullivan Counties is a Level V Community Partner of “We Honor Veterans,” a campaign developed by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs. We gratefully acknowledge our military and servicemen, women, and families through this program. We aim to create a Veteran-centered organization through education, strategic partnership, resources, and Veteran recognition. Our mission is to serve our Nation’s Veterans who have served us.
Hospice of Orange & Sullivan Counties has been providing compassionate end-of-life care to patients and their families since 1981. The organization, which was incorporated in 1988 and serves both Orange and Sullivan counties, is certified by the NYS Department of Health and The Joint Commission. Its mission is to be the leading community resource for providing patients and their families with compassionate physical, emotional, and spiritual end-of-life care, with comfort, dignity, and respect.
If you or someone you know could benefit from hospice care, please contact Hospice of Orange & Sullivan Counties at (845) 561-6111 or visit their website at www.hospiceoforange.com.
Thank You to Our Sponsors
105th Airlift Wing Alumni Association
The Cornwall Yacht Club
John T. Kenney VFW Post 973
Mental Health Association in Orange County, Inc., Joseph P. Dwyer – Vet2Vet Program
Nam Knights of America Motorcycle Club
Newburgh Free Academy Air Force JROTC Color Guard
Times Hudson Valley Media
Vincent Serrano, member of Marine Corps League Greater Newburgh Detachment #249
WTBQ AM 1110 FM 93.5 & WGHT AM 1500 FM 98.3