Veterans Day 2013 ceremony at LZ Peace Memorial
Veterans Day 2013 at LZ Peace Memorial
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Above: The VietNow Honor Guard prepares a 21-gun salute to Vietnam veteran John Candiotta who died in August 2013 from the effects of Agent Orange.
Veterans Day 2013 was a beautiful day indeed. The grey skies turned to rain.
The rain turned to sleet. The sleet turned to snow. On this Veterans Day about eleven American flags were retired and turned to red embers to be buried near LZ Glory.
According to the United State Flag Code. "The flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem of display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning."
The clicking noised you hear on the videos are from sleet hitting my Osco umbrella. Yes, real men carry umbrellas to stay well so they can fight another day.
The camera got wet so the photos are kind of blurry.
According to some government statistics 400 Vietnam veterans die every day. The photo at the top of this page is from one Vietnam veteran's funeral.
John Candiotta, who served in the Navy died in August 2013.
VietNow Rockford Charter Chapter provided the Honor Guard for John's funeral and is pictured above.
John was a member of VietNow and the Vietnam Veterans Honor Society. He was a victim of the deadly effects of Agent Orange. Thank you for your service, John Candiotta.
Thanks to all those brave soul who took the time to attend Veterans Day 2013 ceremonies at the LZ Peace Memorial. God bless you and the United State of America.