Durham, NC – Veterans, family, and friends gathered at the Durham Vietnam Veterans Living Memorial in Durham, NC, to observe the 20th anniversary of the construction of the Memorial.Jerond Belton, Sr., who is the founder and designer of the Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial, welcomed everyone to a time of music, song, and reflection. After laying of the wreath by Larry Campbell, Col.,US Army (Retired), and member of VFW Post 2740 in Durham, a tribute to POW’s and MIA’s was given by First Sgt. Larry Thomas, (Retired US Army).
Guest speaker Ken Sellers, a Vietnam veteran and member of VFW Post 1920 in Mebane, NC, spoke of the challenges returning soldiers and veterans face as they transition back to civilian life. The message was one of help and hope that we all can share in.