Largest Gathering of Vietnam Veterans to Meet in La Vista, Nebraska on April 30 – May 1 for Visit to Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.

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LA VISTA, Neb. & OMAHA, Neb.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#JQH–John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts:

WHAT:  
  • The event includes largest organized Vietnam Veterans contingent
    from any U.S. state to visit Vietnam Veterans Memorial in
    Washington, D.C.
  • More than 650 Vietnam Veterans to gather at JQH’s Embassy Suites
    by Hilton Omaha – La Vista Hotel & Conference Center in Nebraska
    to participate in Vietnam Veterans Flight – 2017: “The Final
    Mission.”
  • Omaha, Nebraska-based non-profit Patriotic Productions has
    organized four planes and hundreds of volunteers to help ensure
    veterans from Nebraska have a memorable experience visiting
    Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
  • From April 30 to May 1, 2017, various activities are slated for
    Vietnam Veterans and their families, including pre-flight dinner
    and program at hotel; Vietnam Veterans Memorial visit in
    Washington, D.C. with wreath presentation; local Home Front tour
    with wives; and welcome home celebration with thousands of
    greeters at Lincoln Airport.
WHO:  
  • More than 650 Vietnam Veterans* from Nebraska, hundreds of their
    wives and family members, and hundreds of volunteers
    *Fifty
    of the 652 Vietnam Veteran participants were awarded Purple
    Hearts, 10 received Distinguished Flying Cross, and 37 percent
    were exposed to Agent Orange. (Source: Patriotic
    Productions/Veteran DD-214s)
  • Thousands of welcoming greeters at Lincoln Airport in Nebraska
    for Vietnam Veterans’ celebratory return arrival
  • JQH’s Embassy Suites by Hilton Omaha – La Vista Hotel &
    Conference Center, serving as pre-flight host site for veterans
    and their families
  • Patriotic Productions, a non-profit coordinating veteran
    flights, volunteers and related event activities
WHEN:  
  • Sunday, April 30, 2017**
    5:00 – 7:00 p.m. CDT:
    Pre-flight program and dinner at hotel is scheduled for 652
    Vietnam Veterans and their family members.
  • Monday, May 1, 2017**
    4:00 a.m. CDT: Vietnam
    Veterans and volunteers’ departure is slated from Omaha Airport
    for Washington, D.C. day trip.
    9:00 a.m. – 10 p.m. CDT:
    Veterans’ wives and families to participate in local Nebraska
    Home Front touring activities.
    10:15 a.m. EDT:
    Wreath presentation to take place at apex of Vietnam Veterans
    Memorial in Washington, D.C. with expected dignitaries to
    include Former U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, U.S.
    Senator for Nebraska Deb Fischer, and Nebraska Congressmen.
    (Note: Approximate time at Vietnam Veterans Memorial: 8:30 a.m.
    – Noon EDT)
    Approximately 9:00 p.m. CDT: Welcome
    home celebration with thousands of greeters at Lincoln Airport
    is scheduled for Vietnam Veterans’ return flight from
    Washington, D.C.
    **Events are open to members of the
    media with select events requiring advance security clearance at
    airport, if desiring preferred access for arrival celebration.

 

WHERE:

 
  • Pre-flight program and dinner: JQH’s Embassy Suites by
    Hilton Omaha – La Vista Hotel & Conference Center
    , 12520
    Westport Parkway, La Vista, NE 68128
  • Wreath presentation with Vietnam Veterans and dignitaries:
    Apex at Vietnam Veterans Memorial
    in Washington, D.C.
  • Welcome home celebration: Lincoln Airport, 2400 W.
    Adams St., Lincoln, NE 68524
ABOUT HOTEL:  

JQH’s Embassy
Suites by Hilton Omaha – La Vista Hotel & Conference Center

features 50,000 square feet of versatile convention space. Each
spacious two-room hotel suite includes a separate living room with
a sofa bed and two TVs. Guests can enjoy internet access, a large
desk with ergonomic chair, a mini-refrigerator, and a microwave.
The contemporary 257-suite hotel features a modern fitness center
and heated indoor pool with whirlpool. Guests can start their day
with a free made-to-order breakfast. A nightly two-hour reception
with complimentary drinks and snacks is offered in the hotel’s
open-air atrium. The La Vista Nines offers delicious European
cuisine, and Caffeina’s Marketplace Café is available for fresh
sandwiches, wraps and salads. The hotel can be reached at (402)
331-7400 or visit www.omahalavista.embassysuites.com
or www.facebook.com/EmbassySuitesLaVista.
Embassy Suites by Hilton Omaha – La Vista is operated by
Springfield, Missouri-based John
Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts
(JQH), a leading private,
independent owner and manager of hotels in the United States,
including operating more than 1 million square feet of superb
meeting space.

     
ABOUT

PATRIOTIC

PRODUCTIONS:

 

Bill and Evonne Williams of Omaha founded award-winning Patriotic
Productions as a non-profit to support their desire to honor the
U.S. military and to share that opportunity with others who wish
to do the same. Go to www.patrioticproductions.org
to support veterans initiatives, including Veteran Flights and the
“Remembering Our Fallen” traveling photo memorial recognizing the
Fallen who have died in The War on Terror since September 11, 2001.

 

Contacts

Embassy Suites by Hilton Omaha – La Vista
David Scott, 402-331-7400
david.scott@jqh.com
or
WiseHive
Public Relations LLC for JQH
Sheri D. Smith, 214-454-3969
sheri.smith@wisehivepr.com
or
Patriotic
Productions
Bill Williams, 402-612-0210
info@patrioticproductions.com