CLINTON—The Clinch Bend Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, along with Anderson County government, will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War at noon today.
The commemorative event will be held at noon Tuesday, March 29, at the War Memorial in front of the Anderson County Courthouse in Clinton.
“Everyone is invited, but especially our Vietnam veterans,” said Gwen Cole, a member of the Clinch Bend Chapter of DAR. “We want to honor them and thank them.”
Tuesday’s ceremony is part of a national effort, in partnership with the United States Department of Defense, to thank Vietnam veterans and their families for their service and their sacrifice.
The local ceremony will recognize and honor Vietnam veterans with the placing of a wreath on the Courthouse War Memorial and the raising of a special flag commemorating the 50th anniversary of the years-long conflict. The ceremony will also include special remarks about America’s Vietnam veterans from Anderson County Mayor Terry Frank and a reading of a special proclamation from President Barack Obama.
To learn more about the national commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War, visit http://www.vietnamwar50th.com/.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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