Ceremony honors 300 local Vietnam War veterans

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More than 300 Vietnam War veterans were honored Friday at the annual Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day event.

Organizers say the event is a way to thank veterans from one of America’s most controversial wars. The Vietnam war was largely panned in the United States, and many veterans were looked down upon as they returned from war over 40 years ago.

Veterans say the best thing the community can do to help mend the mental scars from that war is to say “Thank you” and shake the hand of a veteran when meeting one.

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