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Jacksonville honors Vietnam veterans with parade

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JACKSONVILLE, TX (KLTV) - The city of Jacksonville played host to a warm Welcome Home, Saturday morning. 

Former servicemen and civilians alike lined the parade route to show their appreciation. "These are young men and women who answered their nation's call at a time of turmoil," said Mayor Robert Haberle.  "Many of them came home to a country mired in civil unrest."

"We've had people tell us, 'well, why bother now--it's 40 years too late," said Larry Walker, a Vietnam veteran. "Ask any Vietnam veteran, and they'll tell you it's never too late."

A special ceremony commemorating the event was held after the parade at the Norman Activity Center.

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