On behalf of Maj. Gen. Joseph Martin, commanding general of the 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley, I'd like to inquire about the possibility of your support to help promote the upcoming Vietnam Veterans Welcome Home Ceremony at Fort Riley, Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017.
As we celebrate the 100th anniversary of our division, the service and sacrifice of those who fought in Vietnam continues to weigh heavily on our minds. We know these veterans did not receive the welcome home they deserved and many were never thanked for their service. We want to provide that opportunity to them with this event.
I have attached a flyer that contains all the information, including an RSVP email address. As part of the ceremony, the Big Red One has plans to provide each veteran with a token of appreciation.
We understand many individuals may be unable to travel due to health reasons or distance, and in some cases, many of those veterans are no longer with us. In lieu of those individuals who cannot be here, this event is open to family, friends and supporters as well.
Finally, if any Vietnam veterans have previously attended one of these events, they are more than welcome to attend again - we encourage it. And it doesn't matter if their branch of service or if they served with the Big Red One. All are welcome.