Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Lambeau Field to host Vietnam Vets tribute

On the weekend of May 21-23, Lambeau Field will become "LZ Lambeau™," as in" Landing Zone Lambeau."

According to the press release, this event is "part of the larger Wisconsin Vietnam War Stories project, (and) will honor the service and sacrifice of thousands of Vietnam veterans, and finally, formally, thank them and welcome them home." An estimated 100,000 Vietnam and Vietnam-era veterans, their families and members of the public are expected for a weekend of reunions, exhibits and activities.

The press release states: "The events will culminate in a tribute inside Lambeau Field Saturday evening, May 22, 2010. Beginning at 7:30 p.m., the Saturday evening event will feature military flyovers, music, excerpts from the new public television documentary Wisconsin Vietnam War Stories, a tribute to the 1,244 KIA and MIA Wisconsin soldiers and a formal 'Thank you and welcome home' from Gov. Jim Doyle.

"For safety and security, tickets are needed to attend the Saturday evening tribute inside Lambeau Field. Tickets are free to Vietnam veterans and $10 for others. There is a $2 charge for processing each ticket. For tickets, call 1.800.895.0071 or visit

"All other activities for the LZ Lambeau™ weekend are free and open to the public. Those activities include:
  • On Friday, May 21 a motorcycle honor ride of Wisconsin Vietnam veterans will travel across the state from La Crosse to Green Bay arriving at Lambeau mid-afternoon. Vietnam-era aircraft will fly cover over the bikers as they make their way along the final stretch of the ride.
  • The Moving Wall™ - the traveling replica of the Vietnam War Memorial
  • Education Day on Friday, May 21 - High school classes visit The Moving Wall™ and museum exhibits set up on the grounds and in the Lambeau Field Atrium
  • Exhibits of Vietnam-era military ground vehicles and aircraft
  • Music, speakers and reunions"
If you are in the area, or moved to support this effort in some way, check out the website, or call 1.800.895.0071 for more information.