Travis Mills Foundation to host Vietnam-Era Veterans Breakfast

Wed, 03/06/2024 - 2:00pm

    The Travis Mills Foundation will ‘Welcome Home’ Vietnam-era veterans with its annual Vietnam-Era Veterans Breakfast, 9 a.m. Wednesday, March 27 at the Augusta Civic Center.
    The event is free, but veterans must sign up for tickets here:

    Each veteran is welcomed to bring one guest.

    Vietnam-era veterans hold a special place in the heart of U.S. Army SSG (Ret.) Travis Mills.

    This is your day,” Mills said at last year’s breakfast. “I have all my staff here from the Foundation putting this on and they’re all here for you. This day is for you. You deserved it and didn’t get it and I’m going to make sure that we all acknowledge you for every year to come for all that you have done.”

    In addition to breakfast, the event will include military presentations, vendors, music and more.

    “The Vietnam-Era Veterans Breakfast is one of the most special events held annually by the Travis Mills Foundation,” said Heather Hemphill, executive director. “To be in a room with hundreds of veterans who served and sacrificed during the Vietnam War is a feeling that’s difficult to describe. Pride, for certain.”

    National Vietnam War Veterans Day will be held on March 29, 2024, and was recognized as an annual holiday in 2017. March 29, 1973, is the day that the last of the troops in Vietnam were withdrawn. In addition to the breakfast, the Travis Mills Foundation Veterans Retreat hosts up to eight Vietnam-era veterans from Maine for an abbreviated program week, where they stay at the Retreat with a guest and enjoy a variety of activities.

    “If you’re a Vietnam-era veteran, please consider joining us,” urges Hemphill. “If you’re the son or daughter of Vietnam-era veteran, please do something special for your parent by being their guest at this event. If you’re the spouse of Vietnam-era veteran and your husband or wife doesn’t think this event is for them, it absolutely is.”