The Dorchester County Historical Society will host a Vietnam veterans’ recognition event at 6 p.m. Nov. 11 at the Heritage Museums and Gardens of Dorchester, 1003 Greenway Drive, Cambridge, Maryland.
More than 45 years after the last American troops left Vietnam, the Dorchester County Historical Society will recognize Dorchester’s service men and women who fought in the conflict.
DCHS conducted oral histories of some of these heroes over the past 10 months, capturing the realities of young men and women thrust into circumstances that were beyond their imagination. Without exception, the conflict affected all involved. Adding insult to injury were the receptions that many of these young veterans had upon returning to the U.S., the Eastern Shore and Dorchester County.
During the event, Dorchester County Vietnam War service men and women will be honored with a color guard, special music and a pinning ceremony. A roundtable ceremony will be presented as will a special speaker, Nancy E. Lynch, who was a reporter in the 1970s and wrote a column that highlighted her correspondence from troops on the front lines. Lynch’s book, “Vietnam Mailbag, Voices From the War: 1968-1972,” shares stories and photos and will be sold after the event.
This event is sponsored in part by BGV Insurance, TGM Group and MidShore Community Foundation.
Refreshments will be served, so RSVP is required to 410-228-7953 or email@example.com.