Vietnam vets lobby for a day of honor

Vietnam vets lobby for a day of honor

{EXCERPT} , By Judy Keen - USA TODAY Posted : Monday Feb 15, 2010 6:21:40 EST

Some Vietnam War veterans are fighting for a day of their own.

They have persuaded several state legislatures and dozens of cities to designate Vietnam Veterans Day and are lobbying others for a symbol of the gratitude and respect they believe they were denied when they came home from an unpopular war.

?We served with honor and we want people to know that,? says Bill Albracht, 61, secretary of the Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) chapter in the Quad Cities area of Io

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