NICEVILLE, Fla — The Valparaiso post of American Veterans (AmVets) is hosting a ceremony to honor veterans of the Vietnam War on March 28, 1 p.m., at the Mullet Festival Grounds in Niceville.
The event is in recognition of National Vietnam War Veterans Day, an observance to honor the nation’s Vietnam veterans and their families for their service and sacrifice.
If there is inclement weather, the ceremony will be held at AmVets Post 98, 910 Valastics Avenue, Valparaiso.
The event is free and open to the public.
There will be speeches from two local Vietnam veterans: Howard Hill, who spent five years as a prisoner of war, and David Rose, an Army combat trauma medic.
The country’s annual National Vietnam War Veterans Day is officially held March 29. Americans are encouraged to fly the flag on that day.
The Mullet Festival Grounds is at 598 State Road 85 North in Niceville.