Photo courtesy of Carol Saldivar

Photo courtesy of Carol Saldivar

The Vietnam Veterans of America, post 933, Mesquite held a special presentation of the Vietnam Veterans Commemorative Lapel Pin at the Mesquite Veterans’s Center on Saturday, Oct. 12.

All veterans who served in the U.S. Armed Forces on active duty between Nov. 1, 1955 and May 15, 1975 were eligible to receive this honor; regardless of where they were stationed.

In total, 80 people received the pins, either for themselves or for someone who couldn’t be present. Veteran Carol Saldivar said, “It was a heartening and tearful ceremony. So wonderful to see so many people come to the Mesquite Veterans Center for this long overdue honor.”