Veterans of the Vietnam Era, here is your homecoming. Saturday, March 29, 2014, has been declared as Welcome Home Vietnam Era Veterans Day. The United States was a different place back in the 60s and 70s. The nation was tired and disgruntled about a war so far away. It became very unpopular with the American people.
We had things like the Selective Service, or the draft, as we were familiar with, which affected us as soon as we graduated from high school. When we came home, the only ones to greet us were our fellow brothers in the service of our country. Many of us were spit on and called killers, along with many other descriptive names.
From 5 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Vietnam Era veterans and partners, and any other veterans and partners who would like to join us, are meeting for an open house to welcome each other home. We will be in the Veterans Room in the Morgan County Court House. Come and join us for refreshments and remembrance of your service.
This activity is for all who served during this era. One did not have to serve in Vietnam. All who served during that time are veterans no matter whether you served at home or abroad. Contact Milan Mecham at 801-829-3565 or Dick Slate at 801-829-6224.