Community invited to event honoring Vietnam veterans


A local group hopes you’ll join them in giving Vietnam veterans the respect and appreciation they deserve.

The group 40 & 8 has organized a Welcome Home event in Terre Haute for Vietnam veterans.

When veterans returned from the Vietnam War, many of them were met with a difficult homecoming.

That’s why event organizers want local Vietnam veterans to know the community is here for them.

“Show your support for the Vietnam veterans because a lot of them are going through a hard time. They’re seeing what these veterans nowadays are getting when they come home and they didn’t have that,” says organizer James Robertson.

“A lot of them suffer PTSD also and we just want them to know that we’re here for them, and just want them to come out and have a good time,” says organizer Tammi Robertson.

The Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans event will take place on Saturday, May 4, at 4 P.M. at 934 N 5th Street in Terre Haute.

There will be food, music and items from the war on display. The event is open to the public.

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