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September 09, 2009

Alabama State Fair To Have Welcome Home Celebration for our Vietnam Veterans

Alabama State Fair with a Welcome Home Celebration for our Vietnam Veterans

October 9th

Greetings my friends,

As you know a Welcome Home celebration is long overdue for all of our Vietnam Veterans. The heroes have always deserved this, and I am so proud to announce their day has finally come in the great state of Alabama. Last year I was selected to lead a committee for our State fair in Montgomery doing a kickoff for the fair honoring our World War II Veterans, and having a tribute to our men and women of our Armed Forces. The PGR proudly escorted these heroes to the Fair, and stood proudly as all of them were Honored. Shortly after this event I was asked how to follow up this wonderful event, and I simply stated it is time to do what should of been done over 30 years ago. So my friends the day has come to say Thank You for all they have done, to finally give them the Welcome Home they earned and deserved, and to ensure them "NEVER AGAIN. This was accepted and now we have began the motion to make their dreams come true.

On 09, Oct09 in Montgomery Alabama we will kick off the Alabama State Fair with a Welcome Home Celebration for our Vietnam Veterans. This will include a parade into the fair grounds, and a wonderful tribute inside the coliseum.

We have secured General Hal Moore as our key note speaker. I have also secured a most fitting tribute, a fly over by a group of Huey Helicopters. The PGR will ride into the Parade staging, and then will continue onto the fair grounds.

Let me say, only our Vietnam Vets will be riding in this parade, as it is their day, and it is the rest of our duties to stand and cheer for our Heroes. Our Vietnam Veterans that are members will be seated, and the rest of us will line the Coliseum with our most proud Flag Line ever. This will be open to all that served during this era, so please get the word out to your friends and community.

I will be updating this thread as we receive more details

We are also in the planning stages of having an event after the Fair, so please mark this day on your calendar, and making this a weekend event. We will contact Motels and try and receive a discounted rate for those of you who may want to attend.

Remember this day is very special, and all of us should be proud to attend. If you are a Vietnam Veteran, Thank You and Welcome Home, if you are not please join me on the side of the road, and help me cheer our true American heroes.

Again Thank You and excuse me if I sound a little proud, because I am, I am very proud of each and everyone of you. We have stood beside many of them as they Welcomed Home many of our Heroes, this time we will stand for them "Welcoming them home".

Jim "Dinky Dau " Lorenzo has secured a great Hotel rate for this event, as many of his Vietnam Veterans will be staying here, this rate will also apply to everyone. Make sure when you reserve your room please advise them, you are either VFW of PGR to secure the quoted rate of 49.00.

We will be updating staging times later through the PGR thread and another Statewide. Please get this word out to everyone, the streets of Montgomery need to be lined with Americans showing their appreciation to our Heroes. This will be late afternoon of the 9th.

Mission Coordinator:

Paul"Penguin"Reynolds - Alabama State Captain

Wild Thing's comment.....

This is wonderful and I wanted to make sure to help get the word out about it. God bless our Vietnam Vets and thank you!!!!

Posted by Wild Thing at September 9, 2009 06:55 AM


They should not have had to wait all these 40 some years to get heartfelt thanks for doing their duty. Many of them were drafted by a government who turned their backs on them, a government who put rules on war and tied their hands behind their backs and a media who thought their crap didn't stink. Tipper Gore was a photojournalist and was one of those liberal weenies who lied about our boys.
Every state should have some sort of memorial to all of the men and women who served so bravely in Vietnam and Korea (the forgotten war).

Posted by: Lynn at September 9, 2009 08:19 AM

I think I've got somethin' in my eye. Thank you Chrissie.

Posted by: Jack at September 9, 2009 10:59 AM

I spent some time at Ft Rucker, Alabama and think that Alabamians are some of the friendliest people I have ever met. It doesn't surprise me that Alabama is having this welcome home celebration and the PGR is involved. It should be a good event.

Posted by: TomR at September 9, 2009 12:18 PM

After Operation Desert Shield and Storm, our town had a 4th of July parade and asked me to be a part of it and march in uniform. I politely declined and said, "The Vietnam vets need to be honored and thanked. It's long long long overdue!
The Korean War vets the same in their Forgotten War..."

Posted by: darthcrUSAderworldtour07 at September 9, 2009 05:23 PM

Chrissie thanks us every day. And I stand in admiration and gratitude for all those men who were tested more than I was.

Posted by: Rhod at September 9, 2009 06:55 PM

Lynn, wow thank you, I never knew that
about Tipper Gore.

Posted by: Wild Thing at September 9, 2009 08:22 PM

Jack, I am hoping more of these happen
across our land.

Posted by: Wild Thing at September 9, 2009 08:23 PM

Tom, thank you so much for sharing about
Ft Rucker, Alabama.

Posted by: Wild Thing at September 9, 2009 08:24 PM

Darth, oh wow, it is an honor to know
you and be friends too thank you for
sharing about what happened and what
you told them.

Posted by: Wild Thing at September 9, 2009 08:26 PM

Rhod, you and all of our Nam Veterans
are my Heroes.

Posted by: Wild Thing at September 9, 2009 08:27 PM