Vietnam war veterans honored, reflect on past

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Vietnam Veterans Day

Local Vietnam war veterans were honored at the Vietnam Veteran Museum.

A $200 check was presented to the veterans by the Daughters of the American Revolution.

It was a day for service members to be honored for all the work that they did and continue to do.

When I was younger, I didn’t appreciate the country that I lived in as much as I do today, said David Leach of Strategic Air Command. The older I get the more I appreciate it and the more I understand the meaning of the flag.

46 years ago, on March 29 1973, President Nixon withdrew the final remaining troops from Vietnam.

Veteran Dale McKay from Mansfield, Pennsylvania reflects on the tough memories.

I consider myself one of the luckiest guys who served because I got away with minor scraps and wounds compared to a lot of the guys who did. Dale McKay

And the memories still live on in the Vietnam Veteran Museum. However many years have passed, the years serving will always live with them.

Times have changed over the years.

When we were young, eighteen years old, times are nothing like they were before, said McKay. It’s a different world we live in today. People are raised differently, added McKay.

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