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Published March 30, 2012, 10:30 PM

Fargo AMVETS Post 7 honors fallen vets with Welcome Home ceremony

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - A large group of Vietnam Veterans gathered tonight to remember the men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. Fargo AMVETS Post Number 7 had a Welcome Home celebration.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

A large group of Vietnam Veterans gathered tonight to remember the men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. Fargo AMVETS Post Number 7 had a Welcome Home celebration.

Part of the night included a flag folding ceremony. Two vets held an American flag, then fold it into a triangle. Each fold has special meaning, like a tribute to our country, armed forces, and parents of the fallen heroes.

Terry Richardson – AMVETS Past Post Commander: “It actually was mandated by the Department of North Dakota AMVETS. They asked the post to do a celebration for the Vietnam Vets, because they kind of feel they were left behind.”

Flag folding happens during a 21 gun salute as a sign of patriotism and remembrance.

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