Youngstown honors veterans lost in Vietnam

The laying of the roses ceremony in downtown Youngstown honors local veterans
FILE - Youngstown, November 8, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – This Wednesday is Veteran’s Day, when the nation remembers those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces.

On Sunday, the Valley honored loved ones lost in the Vietnam War.

A special tribute was paid to the fallen heroes at the 24th annual laying of the roses ceremony in downtown Youngstown.

The names of each local soldier, sailor, airman and marine was read out loud and family members each placed a rose at the memorial in their honor.

Those who attended the tribute say it helps give them closure.

“There’s over a hundred plus here in Mahoning County who lost their lives in Vietnam and there are many, many more who have died since from wounds and diseases from the Vietnam War,” John Brown, a past National Commander of AMVETS, said.

The event is sponsored by Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 135, AMVETS Post 44 and American Legion Post 472.

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