Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Vietnam Veterans Honored by Hospice, Cornwall Yacht Club

Hospice of Orange & Sullivan Counties, based out of the Town of Newburgh, teamed up with the Cornwall Yacht Club to host an event in honor of National Vietnam Veterans Day today. The event was held along the banks of the Hudson River in Cornwall-on-Hudson.

The national day of recognition pays tribute to the sacrifices of Vietnam War veterans, including many who were denied a proper welcome when they returned home from serving on the battlefield. Today marks the 50th anniversary of the last combat troops leaving Vietnam.

The event was attended by veterans, active duty military, local volunteer firefighters, and elected officials. Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus, who is also an active Navy Commander, was among those in attendance.

“Their service and sacrifices will never be forgotten, and we appreciate the many contributions that these men and women have made in our community,” Neuhaus stated.

Flags from every branch of the United States Armed Forces were erected along the banks of the Hudson River.

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