11/10/2012 8:31 PM
by Rebecca Turco
Area-wide Vietnam veterans were honored in Fayetteville today for their service in the war.
Several guest speakers were present at an event the local Walmart hosted to thank the Vietnam veterans. The event was open to the public.
Larry Hamlin, a veteran and Walmart associate, said he wants the several hundred Vietnam vets in the area to feel appreciated for their service. "We just want them to know that we're thinking about them, we're commemorating their service, and we want them to understand that we're behind them one hundred percent," he said.
Vietnam veterans WOAY spoke with say they were honored to get the recognition that they never received when they returned from the war.