Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day
USA USMC USN USAF USCG
Tampa, Florida – 03-23-19
ABOUT THE MISSION:
The Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 787 and the Veterans Council of Hillsborough County have invited the Patriot Guard Riders to stand and honor their military brothers, sisters, and families at their annual Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Ceremony. The event will feature:
•Vietnam Veteran Lapel Pinning and Gold Star Family tribute
•A salute to military war dogs and their handlers
•Bureau Chief for Vietnam Veterans of America (Bay Pines VA Headquarters)
•The Last Patrol living history war reenactment
•Sgt. Walter P. Ryan Detachment, Marine Corps League rifle salute, and playing of taps
•Authentic cuisine from the non-profit Vietnamese Community of Tampa Bay, Inc. and hot dogs courtesy of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8108
The Vietnam War Memorial at Tampa’s Veterans Memorial Park is also home to a pair of famous U.S. Army helicopters. The American Bell UH-1 Huey and AH-1 Cobra represent the Vietnam era in one of the most prolific showcases in the region. Park hours are 8 am to 5 pm – please feel welcome to bring your family and spend a special day at this wonderful park. All Vietnam-era Veterans are welcome and will receive commemorative pins (PGR included; briefing will include details).
PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 03-23-19
Staging Time: 9:15 AM
Veterans Memorial Park
Meet at green bench near handicapped parking by restrooms
3602 N. US Highway 301
Tampa, Florida 33619
RC Cathy “Lil’ Sis” Goldie
Cell – 813-850-6868 texts preferred
Staging – 9:15 am
Briefing – 9:30 am
Flagline – TBD at briefing
Flags & Water:
Flags will not be provided
Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed.
Water will be provided.
Submitted By: Catherine Goldie
Position: Florida Ride Captain
Note: You do not have to own/ride a motorcycle or be a veteran to join, and membership is Free. The only requirement is RESPECT! To subscribe to receive mission notices, log into the National Site and click on the Members tab at the top. Select the Subscribe to PGR Missions option.