SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (wggb) – At noon today there will be a celebration held at Mason Square to commemorate Vietnam veterans at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Monument located in the Square’s center. In 2017 the monument is set to become a national historic treasure. It’s the oldest monument erected to honor Vietnam vets and the only one to specifically commemorate African American Vietnam veterans.
Today’s event will honor the 50 Springfield veterans who died while fighting in Vietnam.