Parade held 37 years later
Warrior’s Weekend is presenting “The Parade That Never Was,” honoring Vietnam veterans, at 10 a.m. Oct. 13 in downtown Victoria.
Vietnam veterans and veterans from the Vietnam era, as well as Gold Star families who lost loved ones in the Vietnam War, are invited to participate in the parade.
Warrior’s Weekend is a local non-profit organization that is dedicated to serving wounded American heroes from across the country.
The group has decided it’s time to recognize those who fought for our country and came home without being honored and who may have suffered emotionally because of how they were treated. The Vietnam/Vietnam Era Veterans.
Ron Kocian, president of Warrior’s Weekend stated, “Looking back in our nation’s past, there is a group of heroes who were not honored as they should have been. It is our intention to correct that mistake with your help. There are times when we, as fellow Americans, should act together. This is one of those times.
“On October 13 we are holding ‘The Parade that Never Was’ in downtown Victoria. We are asking everyone, bands, drill teams, athletic groups, clubs and organizations to come together and be a part of this great effort.”
He continued, “When we talked to some local Vietnam Veterans about this effort, their fear was that no one would come. Please open your hearts and help us make sure this doesn’t happen.”