SD Vietnam War Memorial Dedication Please Support the Memorial Soldiers, Heroes, and teachers information



One of the recommended first stops during the Vietnam Memorial Dedication weekend is the Welcome Center located at SD Blvd. & Broadway Ave.  This is where registered Veterans can pick up their complimentary Vietnam Veterans gift bag, commemorative program, and free concert tickets. Veterans must show a photo ID in order to pick up their concert tickets (which had to have been reserved in advance).  Also, the Welcome Center is where veterans get their wristband for a free Huey helicopter ride. 

Hours of Operation:
Friday 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.


Complementary Vietnam/Era Veteran gift bag includes:

          (SD Vietnam/Era Veterans only)

  • SD Vietnam War Memorial embroidered cap

  • SD Vietnam War Memorial commemorative program

  • Vietnam War Memorial commemorative license plate

  • Vietnam War Memorial water bottle

  • Vietnam War Memorial refrigerator magnet

  • Vietnam War Memorial bus schedule and parking information

  •  SD Historical Society veteran program flyer and brochure

  •  Pierre Chamber of Commerce general information sheet

  • "Made in South Dakota" information packet

   .....and much more!


Volunteers at three information booths will provide directions and answer questions during the weekend's celebration. The Information Booths will be located at:
Inside the Welcome Center
Capitol & Nicollet Ave*
Capitol & Wells Ave
*Disability assistance volunteers will be stationed at the Capitol and Nicollet Avenue Information Booth. Braille and large print formats, as well as assisted listening devices, will be available.
Hours of Operation:
Friday 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday 6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Information and Veterans bags will be available on Sunday at the Visitors Center, located next to Capitol Lake between 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

State of South Dakota Main Web site    |     SD Department of Military (site coming soon) and Veterans Affairs

Pierre Area Chamber of Commerce Web site


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