The Benjamin Mills DAR Chapter recently extended their gratitude to local Vietnam veterans. In a program held at the Greenville Municipal Building, Mayor Alan Gaffner presented a Proclamation to Lisa Stephens marking March 29, 2016 as WELCOME HOME VIETNAM VETERANS AWARENESS DAY.
Lisa Stephens read an official Congressional Proclamation issued and read into record by Congressman John Shimkus acknowledging the 50th year of the End of the Last Day of the Vietnam War and extended support and gratitude to Vietnam veterans.
Lisa Stephens remarked, “Coordinating an event to thank our veterans is the least we can do as citizens–we do it with deep gratitude as a thankful nation. We need to take every opportunity to thank our veterans and their families–freedom is definitely not ‘free’.”