The Fayetteville Veterans Center hosted a medal pinning ceremony for two local Vietnam veterans.
U.S. Senator John Boozman was in Fayetteville today and gave a speech and presented the veterans the medals. Boozman said he felt privileged to be able to honor the veterans.
“There’s nothing more special than doing these types of events,” Sen. Boozman said. “Getting to honor our veterans, whether it’s a World War II veterans, really any veteran..but especially our Vietnam veterans in the sense that they didn’t get the honor they deserve.”
Boozman said these events are important especially for the veteran’s family. He said the events give children and grandchildren the opportunity to get a better understanding of the impact of the heroic things they did.