Welcome Home, my Brothers and Sisters. This FREE Gift of Gratitude is for you and your family to cherish. Thanks to everyone who is helping get this gift in the hands of Hoosier Vietnam Veterans and their families. Always remember:
INDIANA VIETNAM VETS GIFT
WHAT IS THE INDIANA VIETNAM VETS GIFT?
An estimated 9.1 million Americans served in the military during the Vietnam War, August 5, 1964-May, 1975. It was the most controversial war in American history spurring protests and anti-military sentiment lasting long after the veterans returned home. Never before has the military been treated with such hostility and indifference on American soil.
The Journey Home film features Vietnam Veterans from all over the country who have struggled not only with the expected post-traumatic stress of experiencing combat, but possibly struggled even more so with the completely unexpected aftermath of coming home to a country that didn’t seem to want them. The first clue was when they were instructed to change out of their uniforms before landing back in America so they would not be seen in public as members of the U.S. Military. It is difficult to even imagine a time when America would treat those who serve us with such disdain, or at best, indifference. Today, America reveres its warriors and welcomes them home with a full embrace of gratitude, in large part because Vietnam Veterans themselves personally carried the flag high as today’s troops came home. They vowed it would never happen again—and it hasn’t. The America of today has learned to separate troops from policy, vowing never to repeat its shameful treatment of veterans.
In "The Journey Home” we explore how Vietnam Veterans—representing communities from around the country—have been able to reconcile and heal from their return fifty years ago. Many still struggle. Many, though, have come to terms with this pain by serving, contributing, meditating, loving, remembering…and forgiving. This DVD Documentary is included in the Indiana Vietnam Veterans Gift. Order yours today!
A collaboration with the Indiana Department of Veterans Affairs (IDVA) & Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans (WHVV) established the Indiana Vietnam Veterans Gift as an outreach program to honor and give thanks to Indiana Veterans who served during the Vietnam War years of 1955-1975.
Veterans order a FREE gift at VetsGift.com which includes:
Special events will be scheduled and the VetsGift will be hand-delivered at these events. Volunteers will hand-deliver to homebound veterans.
If you or you company are interested in possibly partnering to host an outreach event, please send a request to: firstname.lastname@example.org
A bookmark will be placed inside every Vets Gift to encourage Hoosier Veterans to tell their own story of service. If a veteran chooses to preserve their legacy, their own personal experiences will be documented and archived with the Veterans History Project through the Library of Congress who makes accessible the personal accounts of American veterans so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war. http://loc.gov/vets
The Indiana Vietnam Vets FREE Gift will show gratitude & respect to Indiana veterans. It will also provide social awareness and historical value to multiple generations about the real accounts of the Vietnam War. All over the state of Indiana, the Vietnam Vets Gift and message will reinforce the idea that it is never to late to say “Thank You” and “Welcome Home”.
This Gift of Gratitude will be an ongoing effort until we find and thank the estimated 130,000 Vietnam Era Veterans living in Indiana.
Please check back for more veteran outreach events.
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