Date: March 29, 2024
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Senator John Heinz History Center, 1212 Smallman St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
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The VBC and the Pittsburgh’s Heinz History Center are holding a special Vietnam Veterans Day Event on March 29, 6:00pm to 8:00pm.

The event will be held in-person at the Heinz History Center and will also be available online on Facebook and YouTube

This free Vietnam Veterans Day event will honor and recognize all veterans who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces at any time during the period of November 1, 1955, to May 15, 1975, regardless of duty location.

Non-Veterans are especially welcome to attend and pay tribute to our Vietnam Veterans, hear their stories of service, and thank them for blazing the trail for every serviceman and woman who came after them.

The event will include the presentation of colors by the Vietnam Veterans, Inc., Color Guard and recognition and pinning of our Vietnam-era veterans.

Speakers will include Linh Nguyen, who escaped Saigon in April 1975 and Judge Michael McCarthy, who served in Vietnam as a Navy Seabee in 1970-1971. The evening’s special honoree will be Vietnam Army Combat Medic Ted Debiak who lost his left arm in an artillery attack on December 25, 1967. But the attack was friendly. It was an errant American shell that struck his tent on Christmas Day. It took until 2023 for Ted to receive a Purple Heart on his DD-214. At our event, Brigadier General John Pippy will present Ted with his Purple Heart.

Every Vietnam Veteran registered for this event will receive a gift bag as a token of our gratitude for your service.

We also want to recognize Red Cross Volunteers and Donut Dollies who served with the U.S. Armed Forces between 1955-1975. They deserved to be honored with a Welcome Home Bag also!

For those who will be joining us virtually, the gift bag will be shipped to the home address provided.

Register for the event here Register for the event here .

Sponsorship Opportunities Available

We have a range of sponsorships available with speaking opportunities, social media logo placement, and vendor tables and signs. If you have ideas for sponsoring not covered in the information below, let us know.

Sponsorship Information

Welcome Home Gift Bag

Now is your chance to say thank you to a Vietnam Veteran who did not get welcomed home 50 years ago.

Every Vietnam Veteran who attends online or in-person will receive a Welcome Home Gift Bag, either in person or in the mail.

Please consider sponsoring a Welcome Home Box for a Vietnam Veteran for $25. We can include a custom thank you note from you to the veteran.

Just click the button below and add a note that your donation is for a Vietnam Veteran Gift Bag.