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Vietnam Veterans Proclamation: Small but significant affair
VFW Commander Joe Hare reminds media, officials, of the lingering, nagging memories of the war for Americans, and especially memories of the four who made the supreme sacrifice, still sorely missed by families and all who knew them.
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By Ed Waggener
It was a small but significant meeting this morning for the hurriedly put together ceremony as County Judge Ann Melton and Mayor Mark D. Harris signed a proclamation declaring today, the 37th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War, but there was more.
Before the media left, Vietnam War Veteran and Columbia/Adair County Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6097 Joe Hare reminded everyone why the occasion is so special, especially for Adair Countians.
"I don't want anyone to forget that there are still 1648 United States military still Missing in Action in Vietnam," he said as Vietnam Veterans Gary Melton and Larry Rooks stood by his side.
And his voice tightened as he remembered and added, "Nor can we ever forget the four who made the ultimate sacrifice in Vietnam."
He was asked if he could remember their names. "Yes I can!" he said. And he called their names, one by one, "Frankie McGowan. , , William Curry. . . David Owen Biggs . . . and William Coy Turner."
Though the event and the remembrances are small this year, he, Judge Melton, and Mayor Harris all agreed that more should and would be done next year.
Commander Hare was scheduled for a radio interview with Larry Smith at FM 99.9 The Wave at around 10amCT, following the ceremony.
This story was posted on 2012-03-29 09:50:32
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