Cheyenne, WY (KGWN) - More than 100 people attended Saturday's Vietnam Veterans Reunion in Cheyenne. The event marked the official 50th anniversary of the start of the Vietnam War.
Veterans were honored with a stand down, and a lined entrance to the Laramie County Library. Airmen from F.E. Warren did the color guard, and Jim Brown delivered the keynote speech.
There was also a memorial for the POW's and MIA men from the war. John Hurley said it was a great event to support veterans and that he enjoyed seeing the camaraderie among military men from different wars.
Veterans mingled with one another and also had a chance to learn about some of the unique services offered. One of those services is Project Healing Waters. It's a national organization that gets veterans together in the winter to build fishing rods and lines, and in the summer takes them out fishing in small groups, or even one on one.
Duane Cook from the Platte River chapter says it's a therapeutic way for a veteran to clear his mind, and focus on enjoying a day on the water.
Check the sidebar link for more information on how to get involved with Project Healing Waters.