Vietnam Veterans Day to be held March 29

PARKERSBURG –Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day will be celebrated 11 a.m. March 29 at the Pavilion at City Park.

The event is free and open to everyone, said Jerry Smith, an organizer and veterans volunteer for Housecalls Hospice, the sponsor of the event.

The 249th Army Band will perform and speakers have been scheduled, he said.

Speakers include:

* Rick Stanley of the Counseling and Wellness Center.

* Pastor Bryan Knight, a major in the U.S. Air Force Reserve, of the Pine Grove Baptist Church.

* Sherry Thompson, volunteer coordinator for Housecalls.

* Lanita Vicars, who wrote a poem for Welcome Home Day.

Door prizes, sandwiches and beverages will be available. For more information, call Smith at 304 488-5083.