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Local Vietnam Vets Welcomed Home


DOVER, Del.- 42 years ago marked the end of the Vietnam War. Monday celebrates "Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day" where the nation recognized those who served in that war.

Dave Skocik is a Vietnam Veteran and the Public Affairs Officer for the Delaware Vietnam Veterans of America. He has spent many years helping to honor vets at the Kent County Veterans Memorial Park. He knows first hand what it means for vets to be recognized for their sacrifice.

"Vietnam Veterans are proud," said Skocik. "We're proud of our service"

"All gave some, some gave all," is the saying engraved on the Vietnam Memorial at the park. Many brave men and women gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

For vets like Skocik who were able to make it back home, the war is something he will never forget.

"For the record, our military won the war," explains Skocik. "We were out of there for two years before the north invaded breaking the peace treaty. I think it's important to note that."

Thinking about his days fighting in the war, Skocik can't believe it's been almost half a century. He plans on continuing to recognize other United States Veterans.

Men and women won't be the only ones recognized at the Kent County Veterans Memorial Park. Soon, the park will be home to a memorial for war dogs. According to Skocik, the War Dog Memorial will be placed next to the UH-1 "huey" helicopter at the park.

For more information on the War Dog Memorial, please visit www.vva.com

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