Hometown U.S.A.

© Photographed August 1, 2015
Erected 2012 by Wisconsin Vietnam Veterans Chapter Three
Verona, Dane County, Wisconsin
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Verona earned the title "Hometown U.S.A."
in 1966 after members of the US Army's
101st Airborne Division, serving in Vietnam
noticed a letter that was written by one of
their own servicemen, Donald Schmidt, and
published by the Verona Press. The letter,
the free subscription sent to him, and
Schmidt's nostalgic description of Verona
all inspired his unit to declare Verona
the perfect example of Hometown, U.S.A.
The title was informal until the Verona
Area Chamber of Commerce adopted it
in 1985 and created a logo. That year
the city designated June 9th
Hometown U.S.A. Day.

The marker is part of the Verona Vietnam Veterans Memorial, located at Hometown Junction Park at the V-intersection of West Railroad Street and South Main Street, Verona, Wisconsin 53593.

See also, Verona Vietnam Veterans Memorial, also at this location.

The memorial is located in Verona, Wisconsin.

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