Sulphur Center Observes Vietnam Veterans’ Day
It took a generation or two, but Veterans of the Vietnam War era are finally getting national recognition for their faithful service in an unpopular war. On Friday, March 30, an observance at the Sulphur Veterans Center honored 76 residents who were recognized for their service in that era. Currently, about three quarters of the center’s military veteran residents served during that lengthy war.
Administrator Pamela Arms delivered an address thanking the veterans for their patriotic service. Military branch service songs were played. Veterans received a Certificate of Appreciation, and enjoyed refreshments. Arms explained the bitter reality the Vietnam veterans experienced as they returned from the unpopular war to a country that either ignored them or called them “baby killers.” Frequently the only appreciation for their sacrifice and service came only from close family
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