New Bedford holds memorial exercise for Vietnam veterans

A ceremony in honor of Vietnam veterans is held at New Bedford City Hall, Sunday, May 28, 2023. (WLNE)

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (WLNE) — A ceremony in New Bedford honored Vietnam veterans on Sunday.

“It’s hard not to be touched, uplifted, and grounded by the reading of the Gettysburg Address,” Mayor Jon Mitchell said. “[It is a] tribute to all of those who have served our country.”

The New Bedford Post 1, The American Legion held a Memorial Day exercise to commemorate Vietnam veterans at City Hall.

The tribute included a reading of the Honor Roll, a reading of the Gettysburg Address, and a playing of taps.

The city also held an exercise honoring those who died in the Civil War on Saturday.

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