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Chattanooga honors service members killed in the Vietnam War

On March 27, 28, & 29, there will be a homecoming event for Vietnam Veterans.

There will be a homecoming for Vietnam Veterans next week in Chattanooga.

On Monday of next week, thousands of veterans will be honored at the First Tennessee Pavilion.

On Tuesday, there will be three showings of the movie We Were Soldiers at the Tivoli Theater. A panel discussion will follow each showing.

We met with several organizers of the event at the Chattanooga National Cemetery. The Cemetery will be the site of final event of the week on Wednesday.

They will honor those from the Chattanooga area who were Killed in Action in the Vietnam War. This event has taken a lot of planning and it's a homecoming that is long overdue.

"They served with honor. They served with the ideals of the American military forces, and fifty years is a long time to wait to say thank you," Chattanooga/Hamilton County Historian, Linda Moss Mines said. "They deserve that thank you. They deserve a recognition for having given a portion on their lives to the service of their nation."

Organizers of the event have set up a Facebook page for more information.

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