Vietnam veterans asked to attend Monroe County ceremony

Vietnam veterans asked to attend Monroe County ceremony


SWEETWATER (WATE) - The Mountain Valley Blue Star Mothers are hosting a welcome home celebration Friday to thank local Vietnam veterans.

The private ceremony will be held Friday, March 21 at VFW Post 5156 in Sweetwater.

To preface the ceremony, veterans are being asked to meet in Madisonville at the old Walmart parking lot on Highway 311 to be escorted by local law enforcement and the Patriot Guard to the ceremony.

The community is asked to line New Highway 68 beginning at 5:30 p.m. to honor the veterans as the procession leaves at 6 p.m.

Officials have been working to invite Vietnam veterans, but there are some they have not been able to contact.

Veterans are asked to contact the Monroe County Buzz at (423) 442-1635 for further information and to RSVP.

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