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Organizations honor Vietnam veterans’ service and sacrifice

Published: Mar. 29, 2021 at 7:28 PM EDT
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ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - March 29 is National Vietnam War Veterans’ Day. And despite COVID -19, veterans organizations in our area are honoring their service and sacrifice.

The Association of the United States Army and the Vietnam Veterans of America placed a wreath at the Roanoke Valley War Memorial. The pandemic prevented a large gathering this year, but the local chapters of the organizations posted a virtual ceremony to social media.

Keith Young is Secretary of Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 81.

“I am pleased to honor and celebrate you Vietnam veterans and say welcome home,” Young said during a recorded presentation. “You are not forgotten, either. You served our country. You are patriots.”

The Roanoke Valley War Memorial includes the names of 78 servicemen from our area who died during the Vietnam War.

To view the full video, visit the Facebook page of the Association of the United States Army Allegheny Blue Ridge Chapter.

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