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Traverse City West Senior High to Host Vietnam Veterans Welcome Home Event

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When many Vietnam veterans returned from the war they weren't given the appreciation they earned.

But a local organization is trying to make up for that.

This month the Daughters of the American Revolution chapter in Traverse City is hosting a free welcome home reunion for Vietnam veterans.

It’s August 27 at Traverse City West Senior High School.

Monday, organizers met with local veterans for a run through.

Veterans say it helps with the healing process.

“There are other veterans out there that because of the treatment we got when came out of Vietnam not being recognized. These events are now getting them out of the closet if you will,” Ron Hofmeister, Vietnam veteran said.

To register for the event, click here.