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Veteran salutes flag during ceremony. Photo By: Alexa Block/WWAY
Veteran salutes flag during ceremony. Photo By: Alexa Block/WWAY

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The Wilmington community joined communities across the country to honor Vietnam veterans Tuesday morning.

U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald designated March 29, 2016 as a day of commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War.

The Stamp Defiance Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution held a massing of colors ceremony.

Marie Ashworth, a member of the Stamp Defiance Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, said she encourages people to support local veteran organizations. She said veterans need the support of their communities.

“Honoring veterans who served their country and sometimes to the ultimate, and then come home to not good situations, that we do need to honor them and say to them ‘thank you’.”

Vietnam War commemorative flag was added to the American flag that flies in front of city hall as well Tuesday. The flag flies near the corner of Third and Princess Streets.

 

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