Vietnam War Vets will celebrate their service Wednesday
SALISBURY, Md. – Vietnam War Veterans are set to celebrate their service tomorrow.
The day was established by President Donald Trump back in 2017, something some veterans say should have been done a long time ago. Commander Calvin Mitchell, a Vietnam veteran says it feels good to be recognized nationally after 50 years.
Tomorrow a local VFW is hosting an event to celebrate their service, something Mitchell says has been a long time coming. “Vietnam Veterans have been waiting for 50 years to be recognized for our service, when I came back in 1969, I came through Seattle, Washington, and they called us all kind of baby killers and everything it was so hard for us to get a job because we’re actually Vietnam veterans,” says District #16 Commander Calvin Mitchell.
The event is happening tomorrow on Main Street at 6 P.M. One of the guest speakers will be U.S. Army Major and former Salisbury Mayor Jake Day.