Ceremony to honor Vietnam veterans

LaHarpe VFW will have a dinner and pinning ceremony to recognize Vietnam veterans on March 27.



March 8, 2021 - 9:05 AM

LAHARPE — Vietnam veterans will be honored with a celebration at 6 p.m. March 27 at the Willis J. Ross Veterans of Foreign Wars post in LaHarpe.

Dinner will be served and a pinning ceremony will follow.

Maggie Barnett, an event organizer, noted it coincides with National Vietnam Veterans Day, which is observed on March 29.

That date is significant because the last U.S. troops left Vietnam on March 29, 1973.

Allen County Commissioner David Lee, who retired in 2019 with the U.S. Army and Army Reserves and Kansas Army National Guard, where he served more than 34 years, including serving two tours in Iraq, will address the event.

To RSVP — Barnett hopes to get a count in order to ensure enough food is prepared — call (620) 380-1814.