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Vietnam Veterans Gather For Ceremony

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WILMORE, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Vietnam Veterans of Central Kentucky gathered Wednesday in Wilmore, a day ahead of national Vietnam War Veterans Day.

In March 29, 1973, the US pulled its combat and support troops out of South Vietnam, effectively ending the conflict.

Veterans of the war and their families met at the Thomason-Hood Veterans Center on Wednesday for a ceremony.

They met with their fellow soldiers, airmen and sailors, and remembered the fallen.

"Though we are saddened by the loss of our fellow soldiers, we live on to fight another day."

James Morgan Staton delivered the key note speech.

More ceremonies will be held nationwide Thursday to mark the occasion.

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