Sherburne honors Vietnam vets

SHERBURNE – Veterans’ Day services in Sherburne began like any other. Master of Ceremonies Ray Lawrence and Commissioner William Chase led the masses in a prayer. A local scout troop gathered with flags in hand, and a color guard stood with rifles at the ready. But this ceremony was different, because Sherburne’s American Legion Post 876 used it to honor the veterans of Vietnam.

“We’ve been working on this event for a long time,” said committee member Angela Jones. “We really started thinking about it in January of 2006.” The Veterans’ Day services acted as a counterpart to Memorial Day Services, in which veterans of the Korean War were honored. A plaque was dedicated to veterans of the two wars.

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