NANTICOKE -- Folks gathered in Luzerne County on Saturday to mark the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War and honor those who served.
State and local lawmakers hosted the special ceremony at the Luzerne County Community College in Nanticoke.
Organizers presented more than 55 Vietnam veterans with lapel pins. There is an eagle on each pin symbolizing courage, honor, and dedication surrounded by a blue circle signifying the vigilance, perseverance, and justice every veteran has shown in their service.
"This is an emotional, inspiring day," said Senator John Yudichak. "We had over 55 Vietnam veterans that were here today. Men and woman who served their country with honor and distinction."
After each veteran was pinned, a special plaque was dedicated and placed on the Luzerne County Community College Walk of Honor to honor all of the local veterans of the Vietnam War.