Bill Satre | Brainerd Area News | General

Today is Vietnam Veterans Day

Vietnam Vets Day poster 2023-2

National Vietnam Veterans Day is March 29th

Dave Meyer, U.S. Army 101st Airborne and Light Weapons Infantry.   He was a Sergeant in Vietnam 1968 -1969.  Dave is Past Commander of the Brainerd VFW and now coordinates the Brainerd Honor Guard at funerals and parades.  He is also commander of the Crow Wing County Disabled American Veterans.

Mark Persons, an Army sergeant, served on a small airbase in southern Vietnam 1968-69. He did high-tech electronic work to keep airplanes flying. Now Chaplain and Webmaster at the Brainerd VFW.

They joined us today on the morning show to talk about their experiences and to invite Vietnam Veterans to join them this afternoon at the Brainerd VFW.

March 29th:  Wednesday is Wings Day at the Brainerd VFW.  Vietnam, member or not, are invited to the VFW for free chicken wings and a beverage from 4 to 7 pm.  Bring photos and other memorabilia to show and tell.  Music from China Beach 4 to 7 pm at the Brainerd VFW.  We did this last year and it brought in 22 Vietnam Veterans.  Likely more this year.

The is near 6th and Laurel downtown.