Monday, March 29 is National Vietnam War Veterans Day, and marks the 48th anniversary of when the last American combat troops leaving Vietnam in 1973.
To recognize Vietname veterans in the area, Royse City’s American Legion Post #100 has organized a Vietnam Veterans Tribute, which will begin at 1:15 p.m. Monday, March 29 inside the Royse City Police Department at 100 West Main St., with the reading of a proclamation by Mayor Pro Tem Clay Ellis.
After the reading of the proclamation and the serving of refreshments, the Royse City Fire and Police Departments, the American Legion Riders, and members of the Dallas Model A Club will drive in a mini parade at Royse City Medical Lodge at 2 p.m., in honor of a Vietnam veteran who is a resident there.
“We have about 50 Vietnam veterans in our organization, but we are asking any Vietnam Veteran to join us for the Proclamation. They do not have to be a Legion member,” Second Vice Commander of American Legion Post #100 Hayde Spencer told the Herald-Banner. “We only want to recognize them.
“It means more than you know to honor these men and women who came back from Vietnam and never received a hero’s welcome,” Spencer added.