Vietnam vets invited to welcome home ceremony at Fort Hood

May 2, 2012 at 12:02 a.m.

Vietnam War veterans will receive a special welcome home during Phantom Warriors Week at Fort Hood later this month.

The ceremony is about the Army embracing Vietnam veterans and caring for them because they never received the welcome home they deserved, according to a news release from Fort Hood.

During the ceremony on May 21, Vietnam veterans from across the nation will receive the same fanfare present day soldiers receive when they return from Iraq and Afghanistan.

The Vietnam veterans will parade onto Sadowski Field and receive recognition for the sacrifices they made 50 years ago.

Vietnam veterans who are interested in participating in the welcome home ceremony need to register online on the Fort Hood website.

The April 24 deadline has been extended, but veterans should register as soon as possible.

While Vietnam veterans will be notably recognized on the parade field, all veterans are invited to attend the week's events.

After the welcome home ceremony, veterans are invited to visit the traveling Vietnam Wall and static military vehicle displays at Memorial Park. The day will end with a barbecue.

To access Fort Hood, visitors must stop by the visitor's center with their driver's license, vehicle registration and proof of insurance. Passengers will also need to show ID at the gate, according to the news release.



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