ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Vietnam veterans in southwest Georgia were recognized for their service Saturday night.
Members of the Southwest Georgia Veterans Coalition awarded nearly 80 veterans.
Each veteran received a certification of appreciation.
Public Relations spokesperson for VFW Post 30 Charles Nicholson said the event was about honoring the veterans almost fifty years later.
"It's to honor those veterans that served in Vietnam that didn't get treated very well when they came home," he said. "It's about time they get recognized for their service, just like the guys in World War II, and Korea, and everything else."
Nicholson said they plan to host another event in the coming months to recognize even more Vietnam veterans.