Veterans Day 2010 ceremony at LZ Peace Memorial
Veterans Day 2010 at LZ Peace Memorial
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Friends and family of David Lyons.
Above, Vietnam veteran David Lyons name is unveiled on the Wall of Honor by his widow, and his son Mark, and other family members.
Mark Lyons, the son of Vietnam veteran David Lyons, speaks of memorable moments with his father, including doing dipsy- dos on a submarine. Mark has recently retired after serving 26 years in the U.S. Navy. His father served in Vietnam in 1964-65 as a Navy medical assistant where he was exposed to the deadly chemical, Agent Orange.
Earl Breon, World War II Veteran
Earl Breon, a World War II veteran pays tribute to all veterans and in turn he was honored by them. He was presented with a Veteran's Pin created by Nick Parnello and given to him by Mike Todryk. Sadly, Earl died as the result of an automobile accident on January 28, 2013. He can still fit into his old uniform. He was accompanied by his wife who he met on a blind date while on a 3 day pass. He and his wife will celebrate their 65th Wedding Anniversary on Christmas Day this year.
Another veteran who knew Earl from Boot Camp
After Earl spoke Nick asked if anyone else would like to speak. To everone's amazement another World War II veteran spoke and it turns out he and Earl were at the same Army camp and were both in the Tank Corps.
It truly is a small world.