- Associated Press - Sunday, May 3, 2015

INVERNESS, Fla. (AP) - Thousands of Inverness residents are giving area Vietnam veterans a long-delayed homecoming.

The Citrus County Chronicle (https://bit.ly/1AxjU5C ) reports that residents lined the streets Saturday for a parade and joined in a festival followed by fireworks to mark the 50th anniversary of the war.

Local veterans said the celebration was important because they didn’t get such recognition for their service when they returned home from war.

Air Force veteran and Tampa resident Ted Marshall said that, unlike the victory celebrations held after World War I and World War II, Vietnam veterans were largely ignored. Marshall that made Saturday’s event especially meaningful.

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Information from: Citrus County Chronicle (Crystal River, Fla.), https://www.chronicle-online.com

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