Veterans of the Vietnam and Korean Wars will be honored at Tooele High School Saturday.
In light of Utah HB 259 declaring March 29 Vietnam Veterans Recognition Day, a ceremony will be held at the Tooele High School auditorium to recognize soldiers who didn’t get a hero’s welcome when they came home from war, said Dennis Tracy, organizer of the event.
Tracy said Tooele City Councilwoman Debbie Winn will sing the national anthem, then Boy and Girl Scouts will present the colors and lead the audience in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Short videos appropriate for the occasion will be held, Tracy said, and a presentation of the last combat soldier to leave Vietnam — on March 29, 1973 — will be given.
Veterans of the conflicts in Vietnam and Korea will also be presented with commemorative coins, he said, and a discussion of the veterans’ welcome home — or lack thereof — will be shared.
The ceremony begins at 7 p.m. Admission is open to all and free of charge.