Local veterans come together to commemorate Vietnam War Veterans Day
Towns and cities across Connecticut joined the nation Tuesday remembering the men and women who served in the Vietnam War.
Greenwich Veterans held two ceremonies, one downtown and one near the Dorothy Hamill Rink in Byram.
The veterans and their loved ones go there every year to reflect.
"We did what our country asked for us and unfortunately some of us didn't return," said Cmdr. Don Sylvester, Byram Veterans Association.
Greenwich veterans planted two trees decades ago for the two Greenwich men who died in the Vietnam War.
About 60,000 men and women were killed in action in Vietnam. Five times that many were wounded.
"The people that were willing to pay the ultimate price, the people that sacrificed more than anyone that saw it that experienced it. The horrors. They're the first ones to say let's go," said Vietnam veteran Peter LeBeau.
Over 1,500 Vietnam veterans are still unaccounted for and 27 of them are from Connecticut.
Next year, the country will mark 50 years since the end of the Vietnam War.