Schedule of Events

LZ Maryland is open Saturday from 10am – 10pm and Sunday from 10am – 3pm
*doors open at 9:30 a.m. each day

Events, activities, ceremonies, performances and more will take place during the entire weekend. Please see below for details, and don't forget to see the June 5 special insert of the Baltimore Sun for even more information!

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Or click the image to the right to download a printable version of the insert!

LZ Maryland Site Plan

LZ Maryland Close-Up

Where to find events, ceremonies, exhibits, and attractions. Please consult the “zone” map above to spot areas you wish to visit. Here’s what you’ll find at each zone:

Zone 1: Infield & grandstands

Chair Memorial – a powerful memorial of 1,017 white empty chairs in the Infield in silent tribute to Marylanders killed or missing in action; nearby signage indicates the chair reserved for each of the fallen.

Main Stage – the focal point for ceremonies as well as headline talent, concerts, USO show.

Motorpool and aircraft displays – Vietnam-era military vehicles (tanks, jeeps) and a half-dozen aircraft such as a Huey helicopter (yes, climb in!). It’s a great photo opportunity!

Reunion lounges – Veterans and their families are encouraged to migrate to the lounges to reunite with comrades, relax and relate; each of 5 branch-of-service lounges is clearly marked for Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Marines to stop in.

Mess Hall – the one-stop for food/beverages including traditional festival fare and Vietnamese cuisine; alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages available.

The Wall That Heals – the traveling, half-size replica of DC’s Vietnam Veterans Memorial includes a mobile Education Center, featuring memorabilia left at the memorial.

Honor Ride – site of the culmination of the 11-mile LZ Maryland  Honor Ride as hundreds of motorcycle riders, most veterans, enter in formation and conduct a throttle ceremony to salute the fallen.
 

Zone 2: Exhibition Building
Note: Main Stage events simulcast here.

Screening Room – an air-conditioned “theatre” with comfortable seating where visitors can view nonstop films about Vietnam, including MPT’s own Maryland Vietnam War Stories and PBS specials.

MPT Salutes Vietnam Veterans Traveling Exhibit – it’s traveled the state since mid-2015 and now it’s here, featuring both current-day and wartime images of 16 men and women along with their reflections on their service and other memories.

Artifact display – View dozens of Vietnam War-era artifacts such as uniforms, metals, c-rations, steel pots, p-38’s, artwork, photographs, and more.

The Wall of Faces – a portable memorial bearing faces of each Maryland Vietnam veteran lost in the war; solemn recognition of the Vietnam veterans who sacrificed their lives; faces put to the names of those we honor.

Mess Hall – food/beverages.

 

Artifacts

Zone 3: Midway / Show Rings /
Maryland Foods Pavilion

Note: Main Stage events simulcast here.

Basic Training Course – where family members can compete as they race against time in this boot camp-inspired obstacle course.

Glenn L. Martin Aviation Museum – Huey helicopter display with crew

Mess Hall – food/beverages.

Tour of Duty Map – the large walk-on, sign-on map of Southeast Asia, awaiting signatures or notations by men and women who were there.

Motorpool vehicles – various wheeled and trackdriven Vietnam era vehicles.

 

LZ Lambeau Map

Zone 4: Cow Palace
Note: Main Stage events simulcast here.

Auxiliary Stage – features regional/local bands performing hits from the ‘50s, ‘60s, & ‘70s.

Veteran Services Village – site of valuable veteran resources, services and seminars; representatives of veteran service organizations (VSOs) or nonprofits that provide veteran-oriented services are on hand to connect veterans to the resources/benefits available to them; representatives can assist one-on-one with advice on PTSD, Agent Orange, traumatic brain injuries, and other concerns; legal, financial, and housing specialists and more.

Writers Hooch – Presented by The Ivy Bookshop meet Vietnam veteran-authors and other writers of Vietnam-focused fiction/non-fiction; attend authors’ presentations and purchase their books.

Vietnam Education Project – prepared by middle and high school students who engaged in oral history and other projects exploring the Vietnam era and those who served. Opportunity for oral history interviews.

Presentation Stage – lively presentations by experts in their fields on a variety of Vietnam-related topics.

Mess Hall – food/beverages.

R&R Family Zone – a retreat for activities, shopping and dining that can be enjoyed by the entire family; includes kids craft station, motorpool, thank-you gallery.

LZ Maryland merchandise – site of ready-to wear official LZ Maryland apparel, souvenir challenge coins, and other merchandise.

 

Ceremonial, educational, and entertainment events take place throughout the  weekend in numerous venues. Here’s the rundown of principal activities.
 

Saturday, June 18

Main Stage (Infield)

  • 10:30 am - opening ceremony
  • 12:30 pm - concert: The Association
  • 2:30 pm - Honor Ride ceremony
  • 4:30 pm - concert: The Lovin’ Spoonful
  • 6 pm - tribute ceremony
  • 8 pm - concert: Motortown All-Stars

Auxiliary Stage (Cow Palace)

  • 11:30 am - performance: Harbor City Music Company
  • 1:30 pm - performance: The Memories
  • 3:30 pm - Flag Day Veteran Ceremony
  • 5 pm - performance: Brooklyn John & The Blue Shakers featuring Gene Vincent
  • 7:30 pm - performance: The Family Tradition Band

Writers Hooch (Cow Palace)

  • 12:15 pm -author Chuck Newhall
  • 1:30 pm - authors Ray Cyrus & Tom Glenn
  • 3:45 pm - authors Richard Morris & David VanWye

Presentation Stage (Cow Palace)

  • 11:30am - Ripple Effect, Interpretive Dance by Seton Keough High School Dance Company
  • 12pm - Vietnam War 50th Anniversary Commemoration: Jose M. (Joe) Ramos
  • 12:45pm - The Veterans Consortium Pro Bono program: David Meyers
  • 1:30pm - Education presentation featuring students from Shelye Knotts’ high school language arts class
  • 2pm - Maryland Relay: Asia Johnson
  • 2:30pm - Ripple Effect, Interpretive Dance by Seton Keough High School Dance Company
  • 3:30pm - Education presentation featuring students from Shelye Knotts’ High School language arts class
  • 4pm - Agent Orange: Dr. Trent Nichols
  • 4:30pm - Ripple Effect, Interpretive Dance by Seton Keough High School Dance Company
  • 5pm - Balto. Co. Homefront/ Housing Family Self-Sufficiency Program: Sherrill Ruley-Carr
  • 8pm - Vconnections, Inc: Bill Buffington
  • 9pm - Real Time Pain Relief: Evelyn Williams

Screening Room (Exhibition Bldg.)

  • 10 am - Maryland Vietnam War Stories  (3 hours)
  • 1:15 pm - Last Days in Vietnam (1 hour, 38 min.)
  • 3:30 pm - The Lucky Few (1 hour)
  • 4:45 pm - My Lai (1 hour, 30 min.)
  • 6:30 pm - Long Road Home (1 hour, 30 min.)
  • 8:15 pm - Dear America: Letters from Home (1 hour, 24 min.)

 

Sunday, June 19

Main Stage (Infield)

  • 10:30 am - non-denominational service
  • 11 am - USO Tribute Show
  • 12:30 pm - concert: U. S. Air Force Band’s Celtic Aire & Singing Sergeants
  • 2 pm - closing ceremony

Auxiliary Stage (Cow Palace)

  • 11:30 am - performance: Six-String Soldiers
  • 1 pm - performance: The Fabulous Hubcaps

Writers Hooch (Cow Palace)

  • 11 am - authors Marc Leepson & Jan Herman
  • 12:30 pm - authors Randall Elliott & Nancy Lynch

Presentation Stage (Cow Palace)

  • 10 am - Army journalist: Curt A. Nelson, Jr.
  • 11 am - Hero Dogs, Inc.: Barbara Ramundo
  • 12 pm - Maryland Dept. of Veterans Affairs
  • 1 pm - The Old Guard Vietnam 1970: Nick Prevas

Screening Room (Exhibition Bldg.)

  • 10 am - Maryland Vietnam War Stories (3 hours)
  • 1:15 pm - Last Days in Vietnam (1 hour, 38 min.)
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Download the full weekend program by clicking the image below:  

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Look out for this insert in Baltimore Sun Media Group papers on and around June 5!

Exhibitors

Please visit these individuals
and organizations* during your stay
at LZ Maryland.

 

Zone 1: Infield & Grandstand

  • 1963 Dodge - Ralph Bennett
  • Helicopter display - North Carolina Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association
  • Steel Soldiers Vehicle Display - James Laisure, Jr.
  • Vietnam Military Vehicles and Mobile Kitchen - Thomas Stone
  • Vietnam Military Vehicles - Bob Mertes

 

Zone 2: Exhibition Building

LZ Maryland Artifact Gallery Exhibitors

  • George M. Cox, II
  • Historic Ships in Baltimore
  • Curtis A. Nelson, Jr.
  • National Electronics Museum
  • Stevenson University
  • Vietnam Veterans Cartoons
  • Michael F. Walsh

 

Zone 3: Midway /Show Rings

  • Boy Scouts of America, Baltimore Area Council
  • Towson Squadron Civil Air Patrol

 

Zone 4: Cow Palace

Veteran Services Village

  • AARP Maryland
  • American Red Cross
  • Americans in Wartime Museum
  • Association of the United States Army - FSK Chapter
  • Baltimore Co. Homefront/ Balto. Co. Housing Family Self-Sufficiency Program
  • Baltimore Sun Media Group
  • Base Legal
  • Charlotte Hall Veterans Home
  • Community College of Baltimore County
  • Department of Veteran Affairs - Annapolis
  • Gold Star Mothers, Maryland Chapter, Inc.
  • Hero Dogs, Inc.
  • Heroes On The Water, Maryland Chapter
  • Hospice of the Chesapeake
  • Jesse Klump Memorial Fund, Inc.
  • Jewish War Veterans of the USA
  • Jewish War Veterans, Post 167
  • Library of Congress Veteran History Project
  • Linthicum Veterans Memorial
  • Maryland Center for Veterans Education and Training (MCVET)
  • Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs - Outreach and Advocacy, Service Program, Maryland’s Commitment to Veterans
  • Maryland Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve
  • Maryland Legal Aid’s Joining Forces Project
  • Maryland Relay
  • MD DLLR/DWDAL/Veterans Program
  • Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland, Inc.
  • MPT Vietnam Trip by Virgin Vacations
  • Operation: Tohidu
  • Operation Welcome Home Maryland
  • Professional Healthcare Resources
  • Rolling Thunder MD, Chapter One (RTMD1)
  • Scottish-American Military Society Post 1814
  • Sheffield Institute
  • Special Forces Association
  • The Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program
  • Thrift Stores, Inc.
  • Trent W. Nichols, Jr., MD
  • United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration
  • VA Maryland Health Care System
  • Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) Baltimore Regional Office
  • VConnections, Inc.
  • Vietnam Veterans of America
  • V VA Baltimore Chapter 451
  • Wreaths Across America

Writers Hooch - presented by The Ivy Bookshop
Presenting authors and exhibitors:

  • Raymond Cyrus
  • Randall Elliott
  • Richard Epstein
  • Tom Glenn
  • Jan Herman
  • Marc Leepson
  • Nancy Lynch
  • Richard Morris
  • Chuck Newhall
  • The Ivy Bookshop
  • Ken Williamson
  • David Van Wye

R&R Family Zone

  • 4 My Vets
  • Acclaimed Promotions (LZ Maryland and other veteran merchandise)
  • Agent Orange Nostalgia Funny Car
  • Auto-Motion LLC
  • CraftMasters Remodeling
  • Real Time Pain Relief
  • Mule and Deuce Vehicles - Tim Kress
  • True American Heroes
  • Vietnam Vet Radio
  • Wegmans Food Markets
  • Wells Fargo

*as of May 15, 2016