The Quad Cities Chapter 299 joined in many others throughout the United States in honoring Vietnam Veterans just days before the National Vietnam Veterans Day.
Nearly 150 people attended the service Chapter 299 put on at the Rock Island Arsenal in Rock Island, Iowa. The ceremony commemorated area veterans who never made it home from the Vietnam War, as well as those who made it home and were never properly honored for their service.
Nearly 60, 000 U.S. service men and women died in the Vietnam War. National Vietnam Veterans Day has grown to show respect for those who sacrificed their lives in the war. This service helped families participate in this day.
The chapter set aside a special place of honor for the family of late Gale Kurk Volger, of East Moline, who was killed in action. Each year, Chapter 299 selects a different veteran to honor.
Story courtesty of Q Online .