Vietnam Veterans Memorial statue unveiled

Vietnam Veterans Memorial statue unveiled

WICHITA FALLS, TX (TNN) -A Wichita Falls project honoring those who fought for our country in Vietnam is unveiled.

The "Major Francis Grice Chapter Nations Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution" started fundraising in 2016.

The group reached its $170,000 goal one year later.

Organizers say Vietnam Veterans are deserving because they've been through a lot.

"When they came back from serving, they were spit on. They were heckled when they came back into the country, and really were not treated the way that they should have been," said Kimberly Florsheim with the Daughters of the American Revolution. "As Americans, we need to show thanks to our servicemen and women who that are there fighting for are freedom so, even though it's late, want to thank those who served in Vietnam for protecting us."

A Wichita Falls High School graduate, who served in Vietnam is the sculptor of that monument.

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