Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Vietnam veterans honored on 40th anniversary of Paris Peace Accords

Vietnam veterans honored
By Zack McDonald
The News Herald
January 27, 2013

PANAMA CITY — Several Vietnam veteran groups stood in silence, heads bowed, eyes closed, as a bell tolled far off in the distance after each name of a deceased Vietnam veteran echoed through Oaks by the Bay Park Sunday.

The scene Sunday afternoon coincided with the 40th Anniversary of the Paris Peace Accord signing, which formally brought the Vietnam War to an end. It was intentionally reminiscent of an earlier event in Bay County. Four years ago The Moving Wall, a replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C., was at Oaks by the Bay Park to mark the state of efforts to place a permanent dedication to fallen soldiers.
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