FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — Vietnam veterans and their families were honored during a Tuesday (March 29) ceremony commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War.
The Fayetteville Vet Center and the Veterans Healthcare System of the Ozarks collaborated on the Vietnam commemoration program, which started at 11 a.m. at the Veterans Healthcare building.
In addition to Vietnam veterans and their families, the ceremony was also open to the public.
“We are thanking them for their service and their sacrifice on behalf of the United States,” said the Chief of Volunteer Service at the Veterans Healthcare System of the Ozarks, Carol Kick.
The Fayetteville Vet Center offers a wide range of social and psychological services including professional readjustment counseling to Veterans, active duty Service members and their families in their efforts to make successful transitions from military to civilian life. Vet Centers are located outside of the hospital and are openly accessible without appointments.
“We would really like to invite anyone who served in the armed forces. Whether you were in Vietnam or not,” Kick said. “And if you have a family member who served and are no longer with us, you are also welcome to come to honor them as well.”
The Vietnam War started on Nov. 1, 1955, and ended April 30, 1975.