WATCH REPLAY: Medal of Honor Recipient Melvin Morris Featured Speaker at Vietnam Veterans Event Today at 10 a.m.

By  //  August 23, 2017

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50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War

SPACE COAST DAILY TV: Space Coast Daily is live at the Brevard Veterans Memorial Center & Museum where today Congressman Bill Posey held a Vietnam Veterans Special Day & Welcome Home Ceremony.

Medal of Honor Recipient Melvin Morris was the featured guest speaker during the Vietnam Veterans Service Day and Welcome Home Ceremony to recognize and commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War. The event will be held Tuesday at the Veterans Memorial Center on Merritt Island. (U.S. Army image)

At Veterans Memorial Center on Merritt Island

BREVARD COUNTY • MERRITT ISLAND, FLORIDA – Congressman Bill Posey (R-Rockledge) hosted a Vietnam Veterans Service Day and Welcome Home Ceremony to recognize and commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War.

The ceremony was held Tuesday at the Veterans Memorial Center on Merritt Island.

Medal of Honor Recipient SFC Melvin Morris, USA RET, will be the featured guest speaker.

“In war we live by the unsung rule that we are all brothers and sisters in uniform and during combat we bring our fallen heroes home even at the risk of our own life,” said Melvin Morris.

“Our men and women in uniform, and their families, continue to make great personal sacrifices to defend our freedom,” said Posey.

“We owe them all our gratitude and this Service Day and Welcome Home Ceremony is one way we can show our military veterans how much we appreciate their service.”

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The event was held in conjunction with the Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Memorial Center & Museum, JROTC Programs of Bayside, Merritt Island, Palm Bay, Eau Gallie, Rockledge and Viera high schools.

“It’s an honor for the Veterans Memorial Center to host Congressman Posey’s Welcome Home,” said William Kowalczyk, vice president of the Veterans Memorial Center.

“This event to honor all Vietnam Veterans that never received a welcome home for their actions in Southeast Asia is long overdue. The Center was established in 1979 to make sure our veterans are taken care of and their history preserved. The new Museum and Memorial Plaza honors their sacrifices.”

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There are 58,267 names now listed on that polished black wall, including those added in 2010. The names are arranged in the order in which they were taken from us by date and within each date the names are alphabetized. (Wikipedia)

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