Millions of Vietnam War veterans returned home from war decades ago to a cold welcome. For the second year now, a day is set aside to honor the more than eight million Vietnam vets living in the U.S. today.
Ken Moore from the Monroe County Veterans Service said, “I came home in 1967, and to say the least, we weren’t welcome back. I think the public sort of blamed us for the war. So all these years later it still hasn’t changed much and it’s a scar that really hurts most of us. You know we were never given that honor of someone saying, ‘Welcome home.’”
On March 29th Monroe County has a special event planned for those veterans. County executive Maggie Brooks will be in attendance and will welcome home the vets who didn’t receive the honor decades ago.
The welcome home event will take place at 171 Reservoir Avenue from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.