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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Annual National Commemoration of “Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans”

Everyone is invited to this attend this national day of recognition—and celebration—for all who served in the U.S. Armed Forces during the Vietnam War era (1959-1975). It also honors the sacrifice of the 58,267 men and women who did not come home, 98 of which are from Santa Barbara County.


Luncheon will serve your choice of chicken, tri-tip, plus all the fixings with choice of lemonade, ice tea or water; beer & wine will be available @ nominal charge. Music from the 50s, 60s and 70s will keep the festivities lively. Look for the 218’s Huey Helicopter on display in front of the Veterans Building along with a military jeep. The chapter will sell its newly designed Huey Helicopter T-shirt and a 2013 calendar featuring photos taken at “The Moving Wall” when it was on display in Santa Barbara in September of 2011. Show your support by attending. Veterans of all eras are encouraged to attend.

WHO: Vietnam Veterans of America – Chapter 218 Santa Barbara

WHAT: Annual National Commemoration of “Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day”

WHEN: Saturday, March 30, 2013

11 am – 4 pm

12 Noon Flag Ceremony w/ guest speakers

12:30 Lunch Served

WHERE: Veteran’s Memorial Building, 112 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara, CA 93101

COST: $15 for lunch; Children under 12 free

INFO: (805) 284-6372 or e-mail: vvachapter218@gmail.com

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