By Kristine Glenn
The Urology Group, along with partners GE Aerospace, Richard Wolf Company and Xavier University Veteran and Military Family Center, is presenting a 50th anniversary tribute to Vietnam War veterans on National Vietnam War Veterans Day, March 29. This year marks 50 years since March 29, 1973, when the final U.S. fighting soldiers withdrew from Vietnam.
This 6-9 p.m. event at Cintas Center on Xavier University’s Campus is free, but attendees must register in advance at HonorVetsEvent.org. University’s Campus
U.S. service members arrived home from Vietnam without a proper hero’s welcome. Thankfully, attitudes have changed over the decades. But it took 44 years before the Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act was signed into law in 2017. This milestone anniversary presents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to show Vietnam vets the respect they deserve, to let them know their sacrifice will never be forgotten and to tell their stories.
Following is the schedule:
6 p.m. Pre-event live music from the ’60s and ’70s with The Remains.
7 p.m. Entertain-the-troops variety show and tribute program begins, featuring Rocky Bleier, Super Bowl Champ and Vietnam Veteran; entertainment acts, including Bob Hope impersonator; music from the Vietnam era and tribute by Bill Cunningham; stories of Vietnam veterans, recognition of veterans from all eras and military branches, and special ceremony for Vietnam veterans.
Concessions will be available throughout the event.