Congressman Johnson honors Vietnam War Veterans in Pierre Monday

PIERRE, S.D.(DRGNews)- Nearly 20 Vietnam veterans received a commemorative lapel pin and thanks for their service during a ceremony yesterday afternoon at the Capitol Lake Visitor’s Center in Pierre.

South Dakota Congressman Dusty Johnson says this recognition of their service for their country is long overdue.

Johnson recalls a story he heard after a pinning ceremony at Mobridge within the last year.

Johnson says the recognition is also special for the veterans’ loved ones.