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Vietnam veterans to be honored in Grand Forks, Northwood

Veterans who fought in the Vietnam War will be recognized Tuesday at various Grand Forks locations for their service. The veterans will be honored with lapel pins designed for those that served during the Vietnam War. Tuesday marks the day when t...

Veterans who fought in the Vietnam War will be recognized Tuesday at various Grand Forks locations for their service.

The veterans will be honored with lapel pins designed for those that served during the Vietnam War. Tuesday marks the day when the last U.S. troops left South Vietnam-March 29, 1973. U.S. combat troops first landed in South Vietnam on March 8, 1965.

The event, hosted by the Prairie Grass Chapter National Society Daughters of American Revolution in partnership with the USA Vietnam War Commemoration, will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Grand Forks Public Library, 1 to 3 p.m. at the Grand Forks Air Force Base Library and 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Northwood (N.D.) Library.

Other locations include the Myra Museum, UND Chester Fritz Library and the Veterans Affairs Clinic in Grand Forks, both with varying hours for the event, according to a news release.

Tables with brochures, stickers, buttons and bumper stickers will be available at each of the commemoration locations.

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For more information, contact Peggy Vanyo at pvanyo8@gmail.com or (701) 772-4672.

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