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Elizabeth Lakamp's Tribute to the Troops is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization created to honor Vietnam Veterans around the USA.  The event consists of a live performance as well as other veteran related services and activities to promote brotherhood, while also educating the public of their sacrifices.

Ultimately, the event has been created to improve the well-being of our Vietnam veterans,

offering the respectful welcome home they never received.

Elizabeth Lakamp's 


 A note from Elizabeth,

Over 50 years ago, our Vietnam Era veterans did not get a proper 'Welcome Home'. It's about time that changes, so I have created a show that does just that!

  This is a large-scale production that features pre-recorded veteran interviews as well as nostalgic TV clips and popular music of the era. With its glimpses into the past, the show maintains a light feeling while educating the audience at the same time. 

  Much like a 'camp show', audience participation is encouraged as you take this trip down memory lane! Even if you didn't experience the era, you will enjoy this unique and interactive show.

  This performance is wonderful by itself but is even more moving when coupled with the efforts of your organization. 

Working together, we follow the format of my previously successful events and can include:
A Wall of Honor, an interactive map, a mess hall or chow line, booths from various veteran support organizations, Vietnam memorabilia, a fun 'Stars and Stripes' style program, attendance prizes, raffles and much more!

  The performance will have your veterans finally feeling appreciated for their sacrifices! Going beyond the show and making this an event, your veterans will leave feeling the brotherhood that only they can know. Either way, this event will help to heal some of the scars our Vietnam veterans still bear.   


The videos below are short ads from previous performances. Be sure to watch the compilation video too! 

Army Soldiers At Parade

NEW FOR 2024!

 Many folks have asked if we will be hosting the event again in Belleville Il. like we did in 2023. While that   was the original intention, opportunities have opened up that will allow us to travel and bless veterans   who live outside of that area.  

 Here is the first place we will be this year. More performances are expected to be added as details are   finalized. 


 Hosted by: Bourbon American Legion & Auxiliary, Post 81 

 Date: Saturday April 6th 

 Place: Bourbon Community Center 

 575 Elm Street, Bourbon, Mo. 65441 

 Memorabilia, Wall of Honor, Interactive Vietnam map, Attendance & Raffle prizes, 50/50,   Snacks, Drinks, and much more! 

 Time: 1:30 - 3:00 

 3:00 - Show Begins! 

 Advanced Tickets

 $15 veterans / $20 non-vets 

 $25 at the door 

 Physical tickets can be purchased at: 

 Bourbon Cafe and Coffee Saloon, Bourbon, Mo. (Check their Facebook page for hours) 

 or by calling: Francie Rohrer: 636-432-9198  T

 To purchase tickets online visit: 

 Ludus - Elizabeth Lakamp's Tribute to the Troops 

 (ticketing fee is just $1.75) 

Click here to download the flier below

 More dates and places to be added. Please check back for details

 According to Help us to reach veterans across the country, your tax deductible gift will help tremendously. 

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