By presidential proclamation, March 29 is designated as the annual observance of Vietnam Veterans Day.
At 12:15 March 29, 2021 under sunny skies but braving very strong winds (even for Kansas), a crowd of about 70 people gathered at WVMP for a ceremony honoring American military personnel who served in the Vietnam War. Larry Skelton served as event Master of Ceremonies.
Four Vietnam veterans spoke at the ceremony relating their experiences serving in Vietnam during the War:
A 21-gun salute was fired by the Air Capitol Detachment of the Marine Corps League. John Noonan, a US Navy veteran who served during the Vietnam War, and Jeff Lilley, a member of the Sons of the American Legion, played “Echo ‘Taps’” on the trumpet to honor those who served and did not come home or who perished later due to injuries sustained in Vietnam.