SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (WDTN) — Despite the rain, a parade and ceremony honoring Vietnam Veterans was held in Springfield Saturday.
In 2012, President Obama proclaimed March 29 as Vietnam Veterans Day and called upon people to honor the forgotten heroes who fought in the war.
The parade began in the parking lot of the former Mercy Medical Center on North Fountain Avenue . The procession kicked off at 10 a.m. led by the Vietnam Veterans Color Guard from London, Ohio.
The parade then made its way to the bridge over Buck Creek where a short ceremony was held, including the tossing of a wreath into the water, a prayer, a 21-gun salute, and the playing of “Taps” to honor those who died in combat.
The parade ended in the Cliff Park Amphitheater where the rest of the ceremony was held.
This was the second year for the vent in Springfield.