Event Being Held In St. Cloud To Honor Vietnam, U.S. Soldiers
ST. CLOUD - An annual event will be held tomorrow (Saturday) on the northwest side of Lake George in downtown St. Cloud. A memorial service to honor the fallen soldiers from both the United States and Vietnam starts at noon at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter President Bob Behrens says it's a unique memorial.
There's only two of these in the United States, so St. Cloud can be very proud that we have this. It's about an hour ceremony where we honor the fallen Vietnamese soldiers that fought along side of us in Vietnam.
He says they've also recently started a brick fund where you can buy a brick in memory of any veteran.
The Vietnam Veterans of American Central Minnesota Chapter 290 also sponsors an orphanage in Vietnam. Behrens says most of the kids in the orphanage are still suffering from the effects of Agent Orange, which was used during the war.