2018 Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day Celebration

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Martin's West

6817 Dogwood Road

Baltimore, MD 21244

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Gilchrist is pleased to host its inaugural Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day Celebration on Friday, March 30, 2018. Please join us for a complimentary breakfast, a heartfelt program and a joyous celebration of the service of our Vietnam Veterans.

Beginning at 9:00 a.m., the ballroom will open and breakfast will be served. At this time, Vietnam Veterans will have an opportunity to meet and talk with other Vietnam Veterans. A slideshow of service photos of Vietnam Veterans and Vietnam Era Veterans during the Vietnam War will be shown before the program begains. (Please see the FAQs below for information regarding submission of your photos.)

The program will be held in the ballroom from 10:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.

CSM Toese Tia will lead the soldiers of Aberdeen Proving Ground and other active duty military personnel from different branches in a salute to honor all Veterans who served during the Vietnam War. There will be a candle lighting and salute to all Vietnam Veterans who have died either during or after the war. The Baltimore Children's Choir will be singing beautiful and inspiring music throughout the morning.


9:00 a.m. – Doors open for an opportunity to meet and reconnect with fellow Vietnam Veterans
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Breakfast is served
10:30 a.m. – Formal Program Begins
12:00 p.m. – Formal Program Ends

Speakers include:

Jan C. Scruggs, USA, Founder of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Command Sergeant Major Rodwell L. Forbes, USA, former Garrison Command Sergeant Major of Fort George G. Meade

Major General Linda L. Singh, Adjutant General of the Maryland National Guard

Frequently Asked Questions

Is registration required for this event?

Yes, registration is required for all guests. Registration is free.

How do I submit photos to be included in the slideshow?

If you would like your service photos to be included in the slideshow, send them in JPG format by March 9, 2018 to

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Martin's West is conveniently located right off the Baltimore Beltway. There is ample free parking at Martin's West. Complimentary valet service will be provided as well.

When is breakfast being served?

Breakfast will be available when the doors will open at 9 a.m. until the program begins at 10:30 a.m.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

You can call 443.849.8210 or send an email to

What can I expect at the event?

From 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., breakfast will be available. During this time, guests will have time to meet and talk with one another, a slideshow of photos of Vietnam Veterans during the Vietnam War will be shown, and guests will have an opportunity to place photos and mementos of friends, family and loved ones on the Remembrance Table.

What is the dress?

Veterans are invited to wear their uniforms, if possible. If not, Vietnam Veterans are welcome to wear clothing and gear that identifies them as a Vietnam Veteran. Otherwise, dress for the event is patriotic casual.

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6817 Dogwood Road

Baltimore, MD 21244

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