Ludlow Honors Vietnam Veterans on 50th anniversary - Western Mass News - WGGB/WSHM

Ludlow Honors Vietnam Veterans on 50th anniversary

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LUDLOW, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -

The town of Ludlow is commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War by honoring those who served with a parade and ceremony. 

"We have many floats and many volunteers with classic cars that will escort all the Vietnam Veterans. They are our honored guests and we would want them to be treated as such," says Eric Segundo, Ludlow Veteran Services. 

The parade begins at 9 a.m. on East Street and will end at the town hall for a service at 11 a.m. Organizers will be handing out free flags and the public is encouraged to line the route 

"The Vietnam Veterans paved the way for all of us who served after them. They weren't given a welcome home, they weren't treated with respect," says Segundo. "You may not agree with the governments war but don't do that to our Vietnam Veterans. We want to bridge that gap as new generation veterans, and we say thank you for your service." 

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