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Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans 2023



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On National Vietnam War Veterans Day, Wednesday, March 29, 2023, Lower Cape Fear LifeCare, in partnership with USS North Carolina Battleship, hosted its first Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans event. Vietnam Veterans received free admission to the ship; their guests received reduced admission prices. All could tour the ship at their leisure.

The West Brunswick High School Band Jazz Ensemble, led by Band Director Jason Seip, US Army Veteran, provided music before and during the event. Mr. Seip’s father, a Vietnam Veteran, traveled from Pennsylvania to play keyboards for the bad and join in the event.

Approximately 200 people joined on the battleship deck for a brief program. Color Guard U.S. Marine Corps Air Station New River presented flags.  Speakers included former City of Wilmington Mayor and Vietnam Veteran Don Betz; LCFL Vice President of IT and Navy Veteran Rob Stumpf; LCFL Blue Boy Vet-to-Vet Volunteer and Air Force Veteran Nick Micale; and LCFL Volunteer Programs Coordinator Laura Long.

It was a good first turn out and the event received much positive feedback from veterans and the community. Our plans are to make this an annual event to honor Vietnam Veterans.

The event was promoted via multiple channels including invitations, social media, and television.

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Post event post

Live reports during the event were shared via television stations and also shown on evening broadcasts:

Click here for WWAY TV3 coverage

Click here for WECT coverage


Lower Cape Fear LifeCare is a proud We Honor Veterans Level 4 Partner.

Vet-to-Vet Volunteer Program
If you are a veteran and are interested in volunteering to help fellow veterans in our community living with a life-limiting illness, we invite you to apply to join our team. Your valuable service will help meet the special needs of veterans at end of life. Click here to apply.

Veterans Memorial Gardens

Lower Cape Fear LifeCare has created a Veterans Memorial Garden at our SECU Hospice House in Brunswick, and is currently constructing a similar garden at our Wilmington campus with th dedication service scheduled for this fall. The garden offers multiple opportunities to honor and remember a loved one who served in the United State military. Click here to learn more.

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