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Flag Raising to Honor Yates County Vietnam Veterans


March 29th has been declared as Vietnam Veterans Day in Yates County and a flag-raising ceremony to honor veterans will be held that morning at the flagpoles in front of the County Building in Penn Yan.

“We are holding this ceremony to honor our Vietnam Veterans on National Vietnam War Veterans Day as March 29th, 2023 marks the 50th anniversary of when the last 2,500 American Combat troops were withdrawn from Vietnam,” says County Director of Veteran Services Doug Gibbs. “We invite all Vietnam veterans to attend as this ceremony is in their honor.”

The Honor Guard from the Johnson-Costello American Legion Post 355 will present the colors followed by brief remarks by Gibbs and Yates County Legislator Carlie Chilson. Gibbs will then read the Proclamation and the Vietnam War Veterans Commemorative flag will be raised by a Vietnam Veteran. A bugler will play Taps to conclude the ceremony.

All veterans and the public are invited to attend.



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