Fort Verde State Historic Park Hosts Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day Event

March 14, 2018

PHOENIX – Arizona State Parks and Trails and the Town of Camp Verde are hosting the seventh annual Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day, held in the Verde Valley and Northern Arizona. Six years ago, the US Senate officially declared March 30 as “Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day.”

 

Recognizing “Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day” is a gesture of acceptance, gratitude and honor to the members of our community who risked their lives to serve our country during the Vietnam War – this includes the veterans and their families.

 

The event kicks off with an honor ride through Sedona, Cottonwood, and Clarkdale, returning through Cottonwood and ending at Fort Verde State Historic Park in Camp Verde. A full color guard will open the festivities at the park at 1 p.m. and lower the flag to close the event at 3 p.m. The event will include entertainment, food and Veteran’s informational booths.

 

WHAT: Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day – this event is free, as is entrance to Fort Verde State Historic Park on this Saturday.

WHERE: Fort Verde State Historic Park – located in downtown Camp Verde at 125 E. Holloman St. The main entrance is two blocks on the right side.

WHEN: Saturday, March 31 starting at 1 p.m. The event will also include an escorted motorcycle ride starting at 11:10 a.m. in Sedona at the Elks Lodge, 110 Airport Road. Visit azstateparks.com/fort-verde/.

WHO: For more information about this event, contact the park at 928-567-3275. To learn more about our Veteran Discount Program, visit AZStateParks.com.

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For information about all 35 Arizona State Parks and Natural Areas, the Trails and Off-Highway Vehicle Programs and State Historic Preservation Office call 1-877-MY-PARKS or visit AZStateParks.com.

PRESS CONTACT: Michelle Thompson at (602) 542-1996 - Email: [email protected]