- Cape teacher accused of assaulting student at football game (10/23/16)41
- Pedestrian killed during traffic collision on I-55 (10/23/16)9
- Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter faces challenge from criminal investigator Wes Drury (10/21/16)9
- 18-year-old killed in one-car crash Thursday morning (10/21/16)1
- One issue reveals Clinton's character (10/25/16)21
- Man arrested after dispute at school spurs brief lockdown (10/21/16)6
- One victim IDs his attacker in shooting that killed woman (10/25/16)1
- 'I feel for them' (10/20/16)1
- Hundreds turn out for VintageNOW fundraiser (10/23/16)3
- R.P. Lumber chain buys Southeast Missouri Builders Supply in Cape (10/25/16)7
In the decades since the end of the Vietnam War, some wounds have never healed. In the U.S., the Vietnam years were trying times. Military personnel whose fathers and grandfathers had returned home from World War II as heroes were faced with less cordial receptions and, in some cases, jeers.
Now, thanks to a special program, Vietnam veterans across the state are being recognized with special medallions and certificates. These men and women are finally hearing the praise and accolades for serving their country that was missing in the mid-1970s.
For many Vietnam veterans, this show of official recognition and honor is meaningful and welcome. Regardless of the political backdrop of the Vietnam era, those who served did so as honorably as the veterans of any other war in which the U.S. has been engaged.
We join the Veterans Award Program, authorized by the Missouri Legislature last year, in a salute to all veterans of the Vietnam War.