EDITOR’S NOTE: The following are remarks by former New Bedford Mayor Scott W. Lang to the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 499 delivered on Vietnam Veterans’ Recognition Day, March 25.
Today, I speak as a citizen of New Bedford and the United States. First, I want to once again recognize the tremendous service the military men and women who served in the Vietnam War provided to the United States of America. They gave their supreme effort in the name of our country. They fought gallantly for America’s concept of freedom and democracy, in a war that the policymakers in Washington never truly defined or understood.
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