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Ceremony marks 50th anniversary of Vietnam War

CARMEL, Ind. (WISH) – A special ceremony was held Wednesday afternoon to mark the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War.

The city of Carmel and VFW post 10003 partnered to present the “Welcome Home” ceremony at the Tarkington at the Center for the Performing Arts.

The event was designed to thank and honor U.S. military veterans who served during the Vietnam War period.

Organizers said the ceremony serves as a reminder that people must never forget the sacrifices made to protect our freedom.

“I see today as another opportunity to say to our Vietnam veterans, you did your job, you served with honor, you made us proud, and you came home and helped build an America that we love and we cherish,” said Carmel mayor Jim Brainard.

Each Vietnam veteran in attendance was presented with a special lapel pin.