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

SAVE THE DATE: March 30, 2019

“After all these years, the words, ‘Thank you. And welcome home’ brought tears to my eyes. Thank you for making this happen.”
– Tom G., Vietnam Veteran

Thank you sponsors

We are grateful to the following sponsors for their support of this event.

Four Star

Alban CAT

Three Star

Jonathan and Jennifer Murray
Anonymous Donor

Two Star

Marietta and Ed Nolley
Martin’s West
WebbMason Marketing
Colonel H. Russell Wright, Jr., MD, USA (Ret.) and Judith M. Wright, BSN

One Star

Alex G. Fisher Fund
Auxiliary Unit 130, Overlea-Perry Hall American Legion
Bakery Express
James and Joanne Giza
Henry J. Knott Masonry, Inc.
Marquette Associates
Maury, Donnelly & Parr, Inc.
Schochor, Federico and Staton, P.A.
Tim & Barbara Schweizer Foundation Inc.


Sons of American Legion Post 183
Nelson Casico
Brian Doak
Attwood Lee Haddock
Curt H. Heinfelden
Richard A. Hernandez
Richard E. Hook
Donna L. Leard
Peter Lindsay

Craig H. Llewellyn
Jason Lowy
David Murray
Pinehurst Wine Shoppe
Bruce and Alice Rogers
Stewart B. Shinnick
Katherine M. Sweeney
Joe Tewey
John Tewey

“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