Missouri capitol holds Vietnam Veterans Day event

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“The only way we can do that is standing up together, fighting for our country …Putting country first…”

A call to arms against the forces of terrorism.

Governor Mike Parson spoke this afternoon at a ceremony honoring Vietnam veterans.

58,000 American souls were lost in the war. 1,400 of those soldiers were from Missouri.

Today — Vietnam veterans gathered at the Missouri Capitol. They were recognized for their sacrifice to the nation.

A special ceremony for POWs included a “table for one” — with a white table cloth, upside down wine glass, and a single red rose.

“The table is small, symbolizing the frailty of one prisoner …Alone against his or her oppressors,” said Missouri Veterans Commission chairman Tim Noonan.

Vietnam Veterans Day was created by state law in 2012.

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