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Monroe County Honors Vietnam Veterans
The 38th Vietnam Veterans' Day observance was marked in Monroe County Thursday with a special proclamation from County Executive Maggie Brooks. Brooks met with veterans at the Olmsted Lodge in Highland Park Thursday morning.
Local Vietnam Veterans of America president Ken Moore accepted the proclamation. Moore says the thanks for Vietnam Veterans' services are still graciously accepted, but long overdue.
"When we returned from the war in the 60's and 70's, we were largely met with hostility and indifference for our honorable service and sacrifice. Only the real welcome home came from our loved ones, and many veterans never received that,” said Moore. “To all of my brothers and sisters from the Vietnam Veterans, welcome home brothers."
Vietnam Veterans Day was first observed in 1974; exactly one year after President Richard Nixon ordered all the troops in Vietnam home.