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Luncheon to Honor Nurses Who Served in Vietnam
Part of the Heroes Homecoming Celebration

Photo Gallery from the Event

Click here to see a Photo Gallery from the Heroes Homecoming Luncheon honoring nurses who served in Vietnam.

About Heroes Homecoming

Fayetteville created HEROES HOMECOMING as our way of showing all Vietnam Veterans we remember and appreciate everything they've done to defend our freedom - now and forever. The nurses who served in Vietnam are an often overlooked group whose courage and sacrifice deserve to be honored during the Heroes Homecoming celebration.

Fayetteville will host the Heroes Homecoming as the biggest commemoration/reunion of its kind for the 10 days leading up to Veterans Day 2011, featuring celebrations, discussions, performing arts, fellowship, and memories for all those who attend. At a November 11, 2010, press conference, Mayor Tony Chavonne described the origins of the idea for a Heroes Homecoming.

About the Luncheon to Honor Nurses Who Served in Vietnam

As part of the Heroes Homecoming, Methodist University's Nursing Program and its Tally Center for Leadership Development will host an event to honor the nurses who served in Vietnam. The event will include a luncheon, a featured speaker, presentations to veteran nurses who served in Vietnam, and much more. It is scheduled for:

November 10, 2011
12:00 to 2:00 p.m., on the campus of Methodist University

The luncheon will feature distinguished guest speaker Lieutenant Colonel Teresa Hendrix, PhD, who currently serves as the Army Nurse Corps Historian. LTC Hendrix began her military career as a Navy corpsman and was commissioned into the Army in 1986. Among her many assignments, she has served in Iraq, Germany, and South Korea. LTC Hendrix will provide a unique historical perspective on the courageous contributions made by nurses in the Vietnam War. Click here for her full biography.

Methodist University is grateful to the event sponsors, which include Army ROTC Nursing and the Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County.

Opportunities are available now for Fayetteville groups, businesses, and individuals to partner in this event to honor nurses. Specific needs include:

  • Helping to identify the Vietnam Veteran nurses in our region so they can be invited to be a part of this event and receive the recognition they deserve
  • Providing photos, documents, or stories about the service of nurses in Vietnam
  • Committing to be one of the financial or in-kind sponsors for this event

Points of contact at Methodist University are:

  • Ms. Mary Hall, Director of Nursing, (910) 630-7063,
  • Dr. Andrew Ziegler, Director of the Tally Center, (910) 630-7488,

Seating is limited! Tickets are $25, and advanced reservations are required.

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