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NRCC honors veterans

More than 100 veterans of Vietnam and other wars were recognized Saturday night during a special ceremony at New River Community College.
The event was held during an intermission between bands performing at the college’s monthly Bluegrass/Old-time Concert. A near-capacity crowd filled Edwards Hall for the concert and veterans program.
Vietnam Veterans identified by VFW posts in Pulaski, Narrows and Radford took part in the event and were asked to come to the front of the room for recognition. In addition to receiving medallions and small American flags, a video on the Vietnam War highlighted their service.
A special tribute was held for former Pulaski Vietnam POW Julius W. Long Jr., who died in July. Long was a prisoner of war for five years. His wife Janice emotionally accepted a bouquet of red, white and blue flowers and a handmade afghan representing an American Flag.
Before the ceremony concluded, veterans of other wars were asked to come forward to stand with the Vietnam veterans for a round of applause.

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NRCC honors veterans

More than 100 veterans of Vietnam and other wars were recognized Saturday night during a special ceremony at New River Community College.
The event was held during an intermission between bands performing at the college’s monthly Bluegrass/Old-time Concert. A near-capacity crowd filled Edwards Hall for the concert and veterans program.
Vietnam Veterans identified by VFW posts in Pulaski, Narrows and Radford took part in the event and were asked to come to the front of the room for recognition. In addition to receiving medallions and small American flags, a video on the Vietnam War highlighted their service.
A special tribute was held for former Pulaski Vietnam POW Julius W. Long Jr., who died in July. Long was a prisoner of war for five years. His wife Janice emotionally accepted a bouquet of red, white and blue flowers and a handmade afghan representing an American Flag.
Before the ceremony concluded, veterans of other wars were asked to come forward to stand with the Vietnam veterans for a round of applause.

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