New LZ Lambeau Event Details Announced: Appearances by Bart Starr, Ben E. King and More...
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New details and schedule information are now available for the LZ Lambeau: Welcoming Home Wisconsin Vietnam Veterans weekend and tribute event in Green Bay, Wis. May 21-23.
The Saturday evening, May 22 tribute inside Green Bay's Lambeau Field will honor and thank Wisconsin's Vietnam and Vietnam-era veterans, while offering a warm welcome home that many never received. The ceremony will include music, aerial fly-bys, presentations and premiere segments of the forthcoming Wisconsin Vietnam War Stories documentary. The event will also include a special memorial to the 1,244 people from Wisconsin who were killed in action in Vietnam or are still missing in action.
Participants in the event will include Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame quarterback Bart Starr, soul and R&B legend Ben E. King, Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle, country musicians Rockie Lynne and Paulette Carlson, rock artist and Vietnam veteran Kimo Williams and many others.
"I am honored to have the opportunity to welcome Wisconsin's Vietnam veterans to Lambeau Field," Starr said. "My family and I have always recognized and appreciated the service and sacrifice made by the brave men and women who serve our country. It will be a privilege to say 'thank you' and 'welcome home' at LZ Lambeau."
A music stage on the Lambeau Field grounds will feature performances by Groove Hogs, Beaker Street, Red White and Blues and many others. On Friday night, She 5, a girl group that toured Vietnam in the 1960s, will reunite onstage for the first time since they were teenagers.
The full weekend of LZ Lambeau will also include the presence of The Moving Wall(TM), opportunities for veterans to reunite with their fellow service men and women, a new original exhibit featuring artifacts, photographs, and other items from the vast Vietnam War collection of the Wisconsin Veterans Museum and educational exhibits from the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs, a book signing of the Wisconsin Historical Society Press Wisconsin Vietnam War Stories book with veterans interviewed for the project, a portrait exhibit of Wisconsin Vietnam veterans from photographer James Gill, Vietnam-era military vehicle displays, an exhibition of static and aerial aircraft at Green Bay's Austin Straubel Airport, fellowship opportunities, and more.
Find full schedules of weekend events, atrium presentations and artists appearing on the LZ Lambeau music stage by visiting LZLambeau.org.
Tickets for the LZ Lambeau: Welcoming Home Wisconsin's Vietnam Veterans tribute ceremony in Lambeau Field Saturday night, May 22 are available now. Ensure your place at this important event by securing tickets for yourself, friends and family now.
Tickets are only necessary for the Saturday evening event inside Lambeau Field. All other LZ Lambeau events and activities around Lambeau Field, exhibits in the Lambeau Field Atrium and aircraft displays at Austin Straubel airport are free and open to the public.
The Saturday evening tribute ceremony in the Stadium seating bowl is a ticketed event due to limited-seating capacity. Early ticket purchases are recommended.
Everyone is welcome at this special event. All Vietnam and Vietnam-era veterans are eligible for one free ticket each. Tickets for friends, family members and members of the public are $10 each. There also is a $2 shipping and handling charge for all tickets to help cover administrative costs.
Tickets are available by visiting LZLambeau.org.