Charlotte Welcomes Vietnam Veterans Home
In Charlotte, N.C. some veterans got the welcome home they never received decades earlier.
Charlotte Motor Speedway partnered with the USO of North Carolina and the N.C. Association of Broadcasters to host a Vietnam Veterans Homecoming Celebration on March 31.
More than 50,000 people participated in the full day of events and Jan C. Scruggs, founder and president of VVMF was there to welcome the veterans and honor those who didn’t come home.
“We will always remember you, brothers and sisters. We will never forget,” Scruggs told the crowd. “That’s what the Vietnam Veterans Memorial is all about and that’s what the new Education Center at The Wall is all about. A place to remember, honor and celebrate the legacy of service and all those who’ve worn the uniform, from Bunker Hill to Baghdad.”
Veterans and their families were treated to a parachute jump by the Army’s Golden Knight team, time to chat with veterans organizations, military performances and also a performance by Charlie Daniels. There were also able see the Traveling Wall exhibit, which is not affiliated with VVMF, but is a chance for veterans to experience the wall in some way if they haven’t been able to travel to Washington, D.C.