Veterans honored in ceremony in Chippewa Falls

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CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (WEAU) - As the country prepares to say thank you to the men and women who have served in the military tomorrow on Veterans Day, local vets were honored with a special ceremony a day early.

The ceremony was held at the Wisconsin Veterans home in Chippewa Falls.

The color guard saluted veterans from all wars and those currently on active duty.

A special plaque was presented to Vietnam veterans, as 2015 will mark 50 years since the first U.S. combat troops arrived in Vietnam.

“Veterans were not appreciated as they should have been and now is our time to give back and it’s so wonderful seeing young people going up to my friends that were Vietnam veterans saying thank you for what you did,” state representative Warren Petryk said.

More than 165,000 Wisconsinites served in Vietnam. More than 1,200 paid the ultimate sacrifice.

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