LZ MICHIGAN EVENT SCHEDULE
 

Thursday, June 24th — 6:00-7:30 PM
Campaign for Love and Forgiveness (Panel & Audience Discussion)
"The Power of Love, Forgiveness & Compassion with Our Vietnam Veterans"
Grand Rapids Civic Theatre
30 N Division Avenue (downtown Grand Rapids)
Note: Free but must RSVP to Steve Chappell, 331-6505 or email chapels@gvsu.edu

Thursday, July 1st — 7:00 PM
Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies Lecture Series featuring Vietnam Veteran Jim Hodges
Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum
303 Pearl Street NW (downtown Grand Rapids)

SATURDAY, JULY 3rd

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Vietnam Veteran interviews with Grand Valley State University Veterans History Project at Fifth Third Ballpark. Must pre-register at LZMichigan.org.

LZ MICHIGAN MOTORCYCLE RALLY:

1:00 PM
Rally Point: The Delta Plex
2500 Turner NW (Walker)
Register for the Bike Show at LZMichigan.org. Meet with your friends or make new
ones. Reminisce, have fun, and enjoy the music and food.

3:30 PM
Kick Stands up for Thunder Patrol - Cruising by the...
Grand Rapids Home for the Veterans
3000 Monroe Avenue NE

4:00 PM

Arrive at Fifth Third Ballpark for CHOPSMITTY BIKE SHOW

2:00 PM — EXHIBITS OPEN AT FIFTH THIRD BALLPARK

Michigan Vietnam Veteran Traveling Memorial
Vietnam Wall Traveling Replica
Living Wall Replica
Living History of Vietnam (personal collections, artifacts, weapons and uniforms)
Educational Exhibits
M114-Recon Vehicle
M35-3/4 Ton 6X6
Willys Jeep
1973 Datsun 1200
M915A1 with M872 trailer
M843w/w Wrecker
Palletized Loading System (PLS)
Mobile Kitchen Trailer (MKT)
Humvee
M101 Trailer
5 Ton Cargo

5:30 PM — FIFTH THIRD BALLPARK OPENS

Air Zoo and Hopkins Propane Stage Entertainment:
Just Jake
Dave Hardin

7:00 PM

LZ Michigan Welcome Home Event including:

LZ Michigan: A Journey Home
Patriot Guard Riders
Boy Scouts of America
Kent County Veterans Honor Guard
The Grand Rapids & District Pipe Band
Cassonya Carter-Pugh
Paul J. Ryan, State Chair, E.S.G.R., United States Navy Ret. CAPT
POW/MIA Recognition and Remembrance
Col. Herman Keizer
Roger Williams, United States Air Force Vietnam Era Veteran
William Memberto, United States Army Vietnam Era Veteran
Clyde Sims, Vietnam War Veteran
Connie Dang, GVSU Office of Multi-Cultural Affairs
Vinh Duong
Glenn Bulthuis and the Tonedeafs
Vietnam War Stories
Alyssa McAlvey
LZ Michigan: A Journey Home
Kathie Oakes, Wife of Vietnam War Veteran
Lana Oakes Denharder, Daughter of Vietnam War Veteran
Michael Peterson, 2008 recipient of the Bob Hope "Spirit of Hope" Award for his service to our nation and our servicemen and women.
Marsha Carter
Vietnam War Stories
Dana Smith
Francisco Vega, Volunteer Veteran of WWII and The Korean War
Hung Vu, Vietnamese Air Force and Vietnam War Veteran
LZ Michigan: A Journey Home
Tim Eernisse
AG Silver
Taps

10:30 PM

MacKenzie's Animal Sanctuary Fireworks

11:00 PM

After Action Get Together at Club 131

Sunday, July 4th — 10:00 AM

Ecumenical Service
Orchard Hill Reformed Church
1465 Three Mile Road NW (Walker, located between Alpine and Bristol)

 
 
   

Support for LZ Michigan provided by: Air Zoo, Allegra, Anderson Family Chiropractic, B & B Beer Distributing, John and Marie Canepa, Centennial Securities, Ed Koehn Automotive Group, Fritz Wahlfield Construction, Grand Valley State University Conference and Event Planning, Michael W. and Priscilla Hill Gregels, Hopkins Propane, The Jant Group, Kalamazoo Detachment #879 of the Marine Corps League, Law Offices of Sean P. Cox, Mackenzie's Animal Sanctuary, Noordyk Business Equipment, United Bank, United Veterans Council of Kent County

Partners of LZ Michigan include: American Legion, American Legion Riders, Artisan Computers, BDO Seidman, City of Grand Rapids, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, Fifth Third Bank, Friends of Michigan Veterans Homes Inc, Gerald R. Ford Council-Boy Scouts of America, Grand Rapids Home for the Veterans, Grand Rapids/Kent County Convention and Visitor's Bureau, Grand Rapids Public Museum, Grand Rapids Young Marines, Great Lakes Naval Memorial and Museum, GVSU Veterans Network, Heartland Payment Systems, HIS Place Ministries, Icon Sign, Kent County Veterans Honor Guard, Michigan Blood, Michigan Commanders Club, Navy League, Navy Recruiting District Michigan, Noordyk Business Equipment, Patriot Guard Riders of Michigan, Pine Rest, Sean Cox-Attorney, Sons of the American Legion, Thousand Oaks Golf Club, United States Army Reserve, United States Navy, Van Andel Arena, Veterans History Project at GVSU, VFW Post 702 and Auxiliary, Vida Video, Vietnam Veterans of America, West Michigan Trails & Greenways Coalition, Wounded Warrior Project