Heritage Series “Operation Homecoming”
Date(s) - 04/21/2023
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
February 12, 1973 – April 4, 1973. To the 591 American Prisoners of War in Vietnam, and their loved ones waiting with anticipation for their return, these dates are very significant. Once a ceasefire with North Vietnam was agreed upon, American military forces withdrew from South Vietnam making way for their release. This deal became known as Operation Homecoming. While Operation Homecoming brought closure for many rescued within the confines of this deal, we want to acknowledge it did not bring everyone home. What was life like for those who were able to be put on a plane back to freedom?
We will find out as we share the first event of our Heritage Series to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Operation Homecoming. A special panel of former POWs will speak on their Operation Homecoming experience at the Museum of Aviation on 21 April 2023. As a part of the Heritage Series, we plan to offer future events honoring the anniversaries, missions, aviation, and the heroic airmen who made and continue to make our military great. Please save the date, we look forward to seeing you here!
- April 21, 2023
- 1:00 – 3:30
- Century of Flight Hangar – Building 2
- Free Event to the Public
- Listen to the Stories of America’s Vietnam POWs
- Questions and Answers Session
Free Seating Reservations – FREE Event
Douglas Kennedy, Assistant Professor of History at the Air Force Academy
A SPECIAL THANK YOU