There are 7.2 million Vietnam veterans alive today, including many in our own community. The Henry County Library is partnering with the local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution to celebrate these veterans during the national 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War. This national commemoration seeks to highlight the service of the members of the armed forces during the war as well as pay tribute to the federal agencies, governmental and non-governmental organizations that supported the war effort. It is also meant to recognize the families of those who served.
Please take the time to come down to the library and look at our south wall where pictures of local veterans are on display. The display also includes educational posters about the war. This is a perfect opportunity to bring a young family member or friend to the library and help them learn more about the Vietnam War.
Over 9 million Americans served during the Vietnam War which took place from 1955-1975. During the war 58,253 American soldiers lost their lives and 153,363 soldiers were wounded. Please take the time to remember those who served during this time of Commemoration. For those who are interested in learning more about the Vietnam War, the library has many educational DVDs and books on the topic. You can also go to www.vietnamwar50th.com to learn more about the 50th anniversary commemoration.
The Henry County Library and the Daughters of the Revolution are looking for more community members to donate items for the display so anyone who has pictures or memorabilia regarding the Vietnam War can contact Joyce Kidwiler of the local D.A.R chapter at 660-351-0388 or bring items to the Henry County Library at 123 E Green St, Clinton MO 64735.