Red Hill Ceremony Honored Vietnam Veterans

Red Hill Ceremony Honored Vietnam VeteransRED HILL PA – More than 80 U.S. Armed Forces veterans of the Vietnam War, and their families, were honored last Thursday (April 12, 2018) during a commemorative ceremony organized by western Montgomery County state Sen. Bob Mensch and U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania at the Red Hill Fire Company banquet hall.

Each of the veterans were called up individually, and presented with pins to recognize their active duty during the war regardless of duty location. The ceremony was authorized by Congress in May 2012 and continues annually through 2025.

The program included remarks by Mensch; retired Major General Walter T. Lord, president of Valley Forge Military Academy and College; Brigadier General Michael J. Regan Jr., deputy adjutant general from the Air for Pennsylvania; and Col. Bob DeSousa on behalf of Toomey. Dr. Jim Arcieri, pastor of Community Bible Fellowship Church, provided an invocation and blessing.

The 55th Brigade Support Battalion presented and retired the colors.

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  1. Thanks for recognition. A lot served and returned. In my case it was a good homecoming. For may it was not and wnet on to unemployment, the manifestation of PTSD, Drugs, Alcohol, unemployment and a lot of ills. Most of all there seemed a stigma for those that were Vietnam Vets… The Nation has recognized what it ignored at the time. What our service members do they do for all of us. It is an unwritten covenent that that duty needs to be reciprocated by the things we have in place, veterans benefits, medical and psychological assistance as needed. But above all recognition.. Thank you!

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