Forty years ago U.S. soldiers returned home after an almost 20 year war in Vietnam. The Leon County Commission honored the veterans with a well-deserved welcome home ceremony Saturday.
Close to 60,000 American service members lost their lives and almost 2,000 remain missing in action after the twenty-year old Asian conflict. But, when those that survived finally returned home, most were greeted with angry protests and not open arms. Leon County Commission Chairman Nick Maddox read from a proclamation seeking to finally and formally welcome the veterans home.