Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter Honors 22 Vietnam Veterans

On Sunday afternoon the Compatriots of the Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter honored twenty-one veterans of the Vietnam War in Cadiz.  Men representing the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps received a hearty word of thanks from the chapter and from the people of Trigg County.  A group of approximately seventy local citizens came out to support the event.

The Vietnam Veterans Honored at Sunday's Event

The Vietnam Veterans Honored at Sunday’s Event

Speakers included city of Cadiz Mayor Todd King, Trigg County Judge Executive Hollis Alexander and Jeff Broadbent, Director of the Pennyroyal Veterans Center in Hopkinsville.  Vietnam veterans William Lawrence and David Smith brought a brief veteran’s perspective for the supporters in attendance. The ceremony included a flag folding, the presentation of the chapter wreath, special music, and the decoration of several of the veterans with the chapter’s Veterans Appreciation Medal.  All of the Vietnam servicemen received lapel buttons and other materials from the Vietnam War 50th Anniversary initiative.

The Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter Color Guard

The Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter Color Guard

The chapter presented the flag from the folding ceremony to the Pennyroyal Veterans Center and received a collection of almost $260 for the work of that center. The Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter has enlisted as an official Commemorative Partner through the Department of Defense in the Vietnam War 50th Anniversary Commemorative initiative.  In addition to this event, the chapter also seeks to recognize individual Vietnam War veterans with certificates and medals.

USMC Veteran Tommy Winn Receives the Veteran's Appreciation Medal from Steve Mallory

USMC Veteran Tommy Winn Receives the Veteran’s Appreciation Medal from Steve Mallory

Click this link to view the Facebook album from this event.

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