Several commemorations will honor servicemen and women for their dedication


In honor: Members of the Greenfield American Legion present the colors at a ceremony at Greenfield-Central High School in 2011. (Tom Russo/Daily Reporter)

GREENFIELD — When Bob Workman and countless other veterans of the Vietnam War returned home, the welcome was less than warm.

“I was a Vietnam vet and they didn’t get a lot of thanks when they came home,” he remembered.

Anti-war attitudes in the United States made it so hard to come home that some men didn’t even admit they were in the war, he said.

Now that times have changed, Workman said it’s nice to be thanked for his service.

“It’s touching to know that people care; makes me feel good,” Workman said. “It’s important; I go out of my way any time (I see a veteran) to thank them for their service.”

There will be plenty of opportunities to do just that starting next week. Area schools and organizations will hold Veteran’s Day celebrations starting Nov. 8 and stretching into the following week.

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