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Vietnam veterans honored March 29

Vietnam veterans honored March 29

The Ottawa County Veterans Service Office announces Vietnam Veteran Era Commemoration Day, to be held on Saturday, March 29, at the Ottawa County Fairgrounds, Building B3. This nationally celebrated day is marked to acknowledge the men and women who served in any branch during the Vietnam War Era. The tribute that is planned for our county’s Vietnam Era Veterans is a “Welcome Home” and “Thank You for Your Service”. 

The celebration is expected to attract Vietnam Era Veterans as well as community members within Ottawa County and from several surrounding counties. The day includes an opening ceremony at 10 a.m., followed directly by a pinning ceremony provided by Hospice of Memorial Hospital. At 11 a.m. event speaker David Taylor, author of “Our WAR”, will speak about Vietnam: The War, The Times and The People, A look back at Vietnam War memories. A complimentary lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. for all attendees. Ohio’s POW-MIA Memorial Program, sponsored by Rolling Thunder Inc., Chapter 5, will be at 2 p.m. The closing ceremony will be at 3:30 p.m.  

A media CD of Service Member Vietnam Era pictures will be shown that day. To submit pictures, email Tina Burris at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or call Tina for a drop off time at 419.732.3141. All photos must be submitted by March 25.

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