Welcome Home Veterans Day Parade

In its second year in Clarksville, the Welcome Home Veterans Parade attracted scores of celebrants to Liberty Park, where they recognized the motto of the Vietnam Veterans of America: “Never again will one generation of veterans abandon another.”

In one of history’s sad chapters, many Vietnam veterans of the 1970s experienced a lack of recognition from established veteran groups. The Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) formed in 1978 to address such issues.

The parade was sponsored by the Tennessee State Council of Vietnam Veterans of America and was coordinated locally by Visit Clarksville. While the parade was produced to honor veterans of the Vietnam War, it is also open to all who had served in any branch of the U.S. military.

Prior to the parade