Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Vietnam vets get second homecoming at Port Orange celebration

The Holly Hill resident died in 2012 after a battle with Lou Gehrig's disease, but on Saturday he will be honored along with all area Vietnam veterans during a Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day celebration in Port Orange. The event starts with a parade at 10 a.m. at the Port Orange Pavilion and is followed by speakers, a flyover and entertainment and food at the John E. Mealy Memorial VFW Post at 5810 S. Williamson Blvd. Speakers include Volusia County Councilman Jason Davis, Volusia County Director of Veterans' Service Mike White and State Senator Dorothy Hukill.

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