Northland Vietnam Veterans Memorial Day Ceremony

Every year, the Northland Vietnam Veterans Association observes Memorial Day on May 30th.

DULUTH, Minn. – Thursday night the Vietnam veterans memorial in Duluth became a place to honor the 136 Northlanders killed in the war.

Every year, the Northland Vietnam Veterans Association observes Memorial Day on May 30th.

Organizers say the positive response at ceremonies like this one means a lot for Vietnam veterans who came back from war to face unfair backlash from Americans.

“To counter a lot of the bad publicity that we got undeservedly during and after the war for quite a long time it hasn’t been until recently that we were recognized as being the gentleman, the fighting force that we were,” said Dwight Nelson, a Vietnam veteran and master of the days ceremonies.

Nelson also designed the memorial along the Lakewalk and he says he’s honored so many people come out tonight.

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