Welcome Home Celebration | Gilchrist


Gilchrist’s Welcome Home celebration honors the veterans in our care as well as all of the veterans in our community, and coincides with Maryland’s Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day, signed into law by Governor Larry Hogan in 2015. This celebration is one of the many ways Gilchrist recognizes the unique needs of veterans and thanks them for their sacrifice and service to our country. We are proud to honor those who have served in the United States Armed Forces. To learn more about Gilchrist’s We Honor Veterans program visit gilchristcares.org/whv or call our veterans coordinator at 443-849-8306.

The inaugural Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day Celebration was held on March 30, 2018 at Martin’s West in Baltimore and provided Gilchrist a way to honor and thank the men and women in our community who served during the Vietnam War.

WATCH THE 2018 VIDEO: Thank you to Filmsters for filming the event and putting together this incredibly moving video.

2019 Event Details:

Please join us for a complimentary brunch, a heartfelt program and a joyous celebration of the service of our Vietnam veterans. For the event agenda, list of speakers or more information, visit our EventBrite page.

March 30, 2019

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Martin’s West

Please register early so that we can accommodate you as our guest. Seating is limited.

“The celebration will never be forgotten. I feel completely honored and appreciated for the sacrifices that we made but afraid to feel pride until your event.”

Art G., Vietnam Veteran

“I had a friend who said he wouldn’t go because he wasn’t thanked originally, and didn’t want thanks now, but who was very touched by the whole experience and said that he would come to the next one.”

Richard H., guest of veteran

“I loved it. As a woman veteran, I felt very special.”

Anne S., Vietnam-era Veteran

“Being so good, how will you top next year?”

Sherman C., Vietnam Veteran

“My first husband was a Vietnam Combat Veteran, who is now deceased and it helped me to heal.”

Karla L., family member of deceased Vietnam Veteran

“This celebration seemed like one big happy family.”

Richard F., guest of veteran