Lemont VFW honors Vietnam veterans

LEMONT – Veterans from across the western suburbs attended a ceremony for Vietnam Veterans Day Saturday, March 29 at the Lemont VFW Post 5819.

Attendees heard updates about the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C. and shared their experiences from the war.

U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-Ill.) gave the keynote speech at the event.

"Thank you for serving our country when we called you, especially at a time it was not popular to heed the call," he said, according to a news release.

Lipinski acknowledged that some Vietnam veterans may have felt unappreciated because of the unpopularity of the war but said that they deserved the same recognition as any veterans.