Dept. of Veterans Affairs honors Vietnam Vets at Camp Nelson
NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ) – On Tuesday, central Kentucky commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam war today at Camp Nelson National Cemetery in Jessamine Co.
The Department of Veterans Affairs honored the service and sacrifice of Vietnam veterans, many of whom didn’t come home from war to a heroes welcome decades ago. Today, veterans across central Kentucky were honored with a presidential proclamation.
Each Vietnam veteran there was given a lapel pin, specifically designed for the living veterans of their war. On the back, an inscription reads, “A grateful nation thanks and honors you.” Organizers say giving the pins to veterans who served our country is emotional.
Veterans who did not make it home were also recognized.
The national society Daughters of the American Revolution, and other commemorative partners took names of living veterans, so they can hold ceremonies in the counties where they live.
Organizers say they will continue this annual event until 20-25.