BROWN COUNTY - The focus was on area military veterans Saturday at the Brown County Fair.
Organizers hosted a number of activities to honor local servicemen and women.
That included a special Vietnam 50th anniversary Commemorative Ceremony.
Medallions were awarded to about 150 people who served during the Vietnam War era.
Gary Wetzel, a Wisconsin native, and Medal of Honor recipient for his service in Vietnam, delivered the keynote address.
"To let them be proud of who they are and the service that they gave to the country is greatly appreciated. And there's a lot of times they came back, they kind of forgot about it, or were forgotten, so today is that, kind of, maybe bring something out from the inside of who they are, and just saying thanks," Wetzel said.
The event also offered a meet and greet area with veteran organizations and representatives on V-A benefit programs.
Veterans received free all day admission at the fair.
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