Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Events

DESOTO HONORS ITS VETS ON VIETNAM WAR VETERANS DAY

City Mgr. Brandon Wright

The City of DeSoto’s Veterans Affairs Committee held a Tuesday noontime ceremony in DeSoto’s Black Box Corner Theater, 211 E. Pleasant Run Road, to honor DeSoto’s Vietnam Veterans on the occasion of Vietnam War Veterans Day.

Approximately 35 people attended the lunchtime ceremony and more than half were Veterans. Eight attendees served in the Vietnam War.

DeSoto’s Mayor Pro Tem Andre’ Byrd read a proclamation on behalf of Mayor Rachel L. Proctor observing Vietnam War Veterans Day and recognizing those who served in that war. City Councilmember Crystal Chism, the Council’s Liaison to the Veterans Affairs Committee and a US Army Veteran who served in Iraq, thanked the Vietnam Veterans who were present for serving with honor. DeSoto’s City Manager Brandon Wright and Police Chief Joe Costa also attended the ceremony.

“While DeSoto loves and appreciates all of our Veterans, we hold a special place in our hearts for the Veterans of the Vietnam War who often returned home to face hostile criticism and who were not always shown the appreciation that they deserved for defending our nation,” said DeSoto Mayor Rachel L. Proctor in a statement for the event.

“Vietnam War Veterans Day and DeSoto’s recognition ceremony honoring those who served allows us to pay homage to our Vietnam Veterans and to let them know that they are a part of our family and that they will always have a welcoming home here in DeSoto. “

The Veterans Affairs Committee meets on the 3rd Monday each month at 6:30 pm in DeSoto’s City Hall. To learn more about the committee visit its official page on DeSoto’s website: https://www.ci.desoto.tx.us/1867/Veterans-Affairs-Committee

Use your ← → (arrow) keys to browse

Written By

ADVERTISEMENT

Mask It Up

Read The Current Issue

Texas Metro News

Upcoming Events

  1. Discover Downtown Movie Series (June 27)

    June 27 @ 8:20 pm
  2. Food Festival (July 23)

    July 23 @ 2:00 pm - 7:30 pm
ADVERTISEMENT

You May Also Like

Upcoming Event

WHAT: For the first time since the pandemic, the North Texas Summer & Supper Council will host an in-person Summer Meals Kickoff event for more...

DMN Stories

Family and community leaders said at a news conference that LaDamonyon “DeeDee” Hall’s death was preventable.

Upcoming Event

This family-fun rodeo to feature around 300 cowboys and cowgirls competing for cash prizes in bronc and bull riding, barrel racing, calf and steer...

Upcoming Event

Join us next Tuesday, June 7th at 11:00 AM:3200 Simpson Stuart Rd.Dallas, TX 75241 Join The Trust for Public Land and Dallas Parks and Recreation to commemorate the...

Advertisement