Wreath laying ceremony honors Vietnam veterans

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MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY, Miss. (WCBI)- They were barely out of their teens when they shipped out to serve their country.

Friday, Vietnam War veterans were honored with a national day of remembrance.

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But Thursday, veterans, and staff at Mississippi State’s Center for America’s Veterans held their own service.

The wreath ceremony honors everyone who served in the Vietnam war.

The Veteran’s Center is named for MSU alum and former Mississippi Congressman G. V. Sonny Montgomery, who was known on Capitol Hill as “Mr. Veteran.”

“It almost but not entirely makes up for that time. There is nothing you can do or forget about getting off the airplane in San Francisco and being spit on and called names, but occasions such as this are pretty special, said Jack Davis.

More events honoring Vietnam veterans will take place Friday around the area.