Vietnam Veterans Celebration at Waterfront Park

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Photo above: The Parris Island Color Guard from left are Sgt. Loan Nguyen, Sgt. Matthew Sidell, Sgt. Dustin Miller and Sgt. Jonathan Diehm.

By Bob Sofaly

The Healing Heroes of the Lowcountry Fund hosted the inaugural Vietnam Veterans Celebration on Saturday, August 8, at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park in downtown Beaufort in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War. About 700 people crowded into the waterfront park to honor Vietnam War Veterans of all branches of the military for their service and sacrifices to our country during a difficult era in our history, according to Donnie Beer, chairperson of the Healing Heroes of the Lowcounty Fund.

“I was extremely pleased with the turnout”, Beer said. “The number of veterans who showed up with their families made all our work worthwhile.”

The Parris Island Marine Band, along with the Sweetgrass Angels and other local talent performed during the celebration.