Vietnam Veterans of America Mid Shore Chapter 648 presented the colors and a “Round Table” ceremony to commemorate the lost and missing at a Veterans Day event at the Dorchester County (Maryland) Historical Society (DCHS) Nov. 11. The first event of its kind in the area, it honored local Vietnam veterans and featured a reading from author Nancy E. Lynch, author of Vietnam Mailbag: Voices From the War, 1968-1972.
Chapter 648 Commander and President Roland Boggs remembered the fallen before presenting pins to all attendees who served. Following the ceremony, veterans, family, friends and other visitors shared memories over refreshments. DCHS staged the event in conjunction with an ongoing oral history project in which trustee Cindy Johnson records local veterans’ stories.