Vietnam Veterans of America Laurel Highlands Chapter 364 cohosted its 3rd Annual Vietnam Era Veterans Recognition Day on March 29, with Veteran Community Initiatives (VCI) and Conemaugh Valley Veterans. Dozens of veterans attend the event, which featured speeches, music and displays of Vietnam-era memorabilia.
The ceremony provided an opportunity to honor heroes, and address “a scar on our history — one that we’re working to heal,” U.S. Rep. Glenn “G.T.” Thompson (R-Pa.) said. “On behalf of a grateful nation, I want to say thank you. Thank you for your service. Thank you, Vietnam veterans. Welcome home.”