A VETERANS STORY:PFC Henry Salas, US Army, Vietnam Vet“It is heavy, on Veterans Day.”

1967 in Phan Thiet, Vietnam – Doug Henning, Paul Flynn, and Henry Salas.  LRRP Shock Force unit

By Nancy Saathoff
“My dad told me, ‘Start preparing yourself”. Henry’s dad and uncles were veterans of WWII, Korea, and Vietnam, and knew about wartime and of military duty, service, and sacrifice; but in 1964, to 16-year-old Henry Salas, “Vietnam was more like TV – not real”…

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Veterans Day Ceremony
Nov. 11th

The annual Veterans Day Ceremony in Natalia will be on Saturday, November 11th, 2023 at 11:00 am in front of the Veterans Memorial Monument. A full ceremony will be presented to give tribute to Veterans of all United States of America Services. Nine (9) new names will be added to the monument this year. We hope everyone will come out and join us.
We will be hosting representatives from Devine Current Events Club – who are involved with Wreaths Across America. Ms Linda Kreinhop and Ms Martha Wall will be available to provide information and sell the wreaths that will be layed on the graves at Evergreen and St Joesph‘s cemetery before Christmas.