Sunday, March 29, 2015

Vietnam Veterans Welcome Home

The Juneau Lions Club, Juneau Mendenhall Flying Lions Club, and Boy Scout Troop 247 had the privilege of serving our Vietnam Veterans today.
We were greeters, handed out programs, and escorted Vietnam Veterans and VIPs to their seats. 

We also had an opportunity to talk to them, and thank them for their service.  

I don't think they've been thanked nearly enough in the last 40 years.  

Lion Tommy brought his Navy year book to share with us.  Proud to have served. 

At the end of the ceremony, all Vietnam Veterans were asked to stand while they received their "thank you."

 Each one, personally thanked and given their "coin."  
I'm not certain what the coin said or signified, but I'm sure each man and women who received one will cherish it.  

 It was an emotional day, watching our heroes humbly accept the handshake and know that the "thank you for your service" was sincere.    

"...Vietnam Veterans Day is established on March 29 of each year to acknowledge and commemorate the military service of American men and women in Vietnam...."  (CSHB 67 (MLV))  
I hope we have the opportunity to serve them again next year.

Thank you for your service, each and every one of you.  

We Serve!
Lion Nancy

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