Landing Zone Michigan in Comstock Park to honor Vietnam War veterans

4:31 AM, Jun 29, 2010   |    comments
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(Courtesy: AP Graphics)

COMSTOCK PARK, Mich. (WZZM) -- Organizers of a tribute to Vietnam War veterans held a final planning session at Fifth Third Ballpark for their event, called "Landing Zone Michigan."

The event is scheduled for July 3 at the ballpark in Comstock Park.

LZ Michigan will feature a motorcycle rally, music, guest speakers, and footage from a new documentary called "Vietnam War Stories."

The intention is not to have a reunion for veterans, but for the community to show its appreciation for their sacrifices.

"This is not a fundraiser or a money grabber," says Timothy Eernisse.  "This is truly a way for the community to express our thanks, our gratitude and to right a wrong, per se, and say let's move on."  A lot of the Vietnam veterans today are the ones welcoming home our Iraq and Afghanistan veterans."

LZ Michigan is modeled after a similar event at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, WI.

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