By Cheri Fisher and Su Phelps, Photos by Su Phelps
On June 4th there was a ceremony honoring the Vietnam Veterans. Humana and VFW “Doc” Enos Post 983 hosted a Vietnam Veterans Pinning and Proclamation Ceremony to honor and recognize those who served during the Vietnam War era. Humana has donated space to Post 983 for their monthly meetings and gatherings.
The ceremony served as a “welcome home,” publicly acknowledging the military service and sacrifices made by these veterans, and their families, during the Vietnam War. Color Guard was the Las Vegas Sea Cadets. In attendance was Fred Wager from NDVS and Blake Boles from Jacky Rosen’s office Veterans Affairs Caseworker, Juan Rangel PBS, Andrew Truelson, President Las Vegas Council Navy League of the United States, Robert Zentz, Attorney at law, Darin Davis, Humana Veterans Sale Executive, Region 4, (Cabot, AR), Nicole Winn Humana Sales Associate, LCDR Ed Giron Commanding officer US Navy, MC1 (NAC) Richard Rizzo Nellis Airforce Base, Jeri Hunt from VA Services.
Opening remarks were by Dixon Keller, Vietnam Veteran and Nevada Medicare Sales Director at 10:30 am. He spoke about the 9000 Vietnam Veterans that came home and were not recognized for all they had been through. The keynote speaker was Navy Lieutenant Commander Edward Giron, who spoke about the pride that all service men and woman have for their country and how proud he was to have the opportunity to support these brave men and women that were in Vietnam and welcome them home.