Published On: Fri, May 5th, 2017

Carlson finally gets his ‘welcome home’

LINCOLN — A chilly May evening was transformed into the Fourth of July here Monday night when  a crowd of about 6,500 people welcomed home 654 Nebraska Vietnam War veterans.
The group of veterans included several Cedar and Knox County men. They arrived at the Lincoln Municipal Airport late Monday, after returning home from an all-day visit to Washington, D.C., and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial wall.
Well wishers literally wore their patriotism on their sleeves to welcome the veterans home.
The American flag could be seen everywhere —  from hats to polos to leather jacket patches. Children waved flags and several veterans motorcycle clubs made appearances to show their support. Volunteers handed out yellow roses for the public to give to the veterans.

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