DAR honors Vietnam veterans

Faye Hartfield, Narrow Passage Daughters of the American Revolution Service for Veterans chairperson, presents a special Vietnam veteran lapel pin to Walt Tabott on behalf of Vietnam veteran Larry Fields, who was unable to attend, at Skyline Terrace Nursing Home in Woodstock. Courtesy photo

The Narrow Passage chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution held a special event for Vietnam veterans and their families on March 20 at Skyline Terrace Nursing Home in Woodstock. The event commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War.

The guest speaker was veteran Larry Geary, author of “Vietnam’s Invisible Battle Wounds.”

Each Vietnam veteran, and the wife of one, was presented a lapel pin, fact sheet and copy of former President Barack Obama’s proclamation commemorating the conflict’s 50th anniversary. The pin features an eagle plus stars and stripes on the front symbolizing courage, honor and dedicated service to our nation, the American flag and the six allies that served and sacrificed alongside one another. Embossed on the reverse are the words “A Grateful Nation Thanks and Honors You.”

Also in attendance were veterans from WW II and the Korean War. Ray Powell, past president of Vietnam Veterans of America #936, provided American flags for the attendees.

– From a news release