LZ Lambeau: Welcoming Home Wisconsin's Vietnam Veterans
Wisconsin's Vietnam War veterans will receive the warm welcome home that many of them never received when a coalition of state organizations and veterans groups honors their service and their sacrifice in this weekend-long tribute at Lambeau Field in Green Bay. LZ Lambeau
™ will culminate months of planning between the Wisconsin Historical Society, Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs and Wisconsin Public Television to recognize the state's Vietnam veterans.
The celebration will include a Motorcycle Honor Ride
from La Crosse to Green Bay on Friday, May 21, the opening of Back in the World
, an exhibit by the Wisconsin Veterans Museum, military vehicle displays and more. The Moving Wall
™, a traveling, half-size replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., will also be on hand for the event.
The celebration continues throughout the day on Saturday, May 22. At noon Sarah Larsen, co-editor of the Wisconsin Historical Society Press book, "Wisconsin Vietnam War Stories,"
will preside over a discussion that will include Vietnam veterans interviewed for the book project. Afterward she will be available to sign copies of the book that serves as a companion piece to the Wisconsin Public Television documentary
of the same name. The "Wisconsin Vietnam War Stories" documentary and book give Wisconsin veterans a chance to tell their stories in their own words, sharing experiences and memories from the war and their return home.
That evening, in the highlight of the three-day event, there will be a special Tribute Ceremony
in Lambeau Field featuring music, aerial fly-bys, presentations and premiere segments of the "Wisconsin Vietnam War Stories"
documentary produced by Wisconsin Public Television. Due to limited seating capacity, the Saturday night ceremony will be the only ticketed event
of the three-day celebration. The event continues on Sunday, May 23. See the LZ Lambeau website for a complete, three-day schedule of events
. The event continues through Sunday, May 23.
LZ Lambeau would not have been possible without the generous support of its many sponsors
To learn more about the weekend, to sign up for regular updates, and for information about LZ Lambeau, visit LZLambeau.org
: Free and open to the public (the Saturday evening Tribute Ceremony is a ticketed event
due to seating capacity limitations).
: Lambeau Field
: 1265 Lombardi Avenue
: Green Bay