Flag flies high in Overton to remember those who fought in Vietnam
On Monday morning, locals honored those who fought in the Vietnam War.
Elmer Anderson, of Overton, is a Korean War veteran. He was selected to raise the "The United States of America Vietnam Commemoration" flag for the 50th anniversary.
The flag flew high over the Overton Veteran’s Memorial to honor those who fought in the war.
Vietnam veteran Larry Johnson who was at Monday's ceremony was honored to attend.
"It wasn't like it is today when they have all of these homecomings which is fine that's great for them. We didn't have anything like that we just showed up,” Johnson said.
Elmer Anderson was randomly picked to fly the flag in his backyard, but instead he decided to have it be a part of the memorial grounds.
"Veterans, when you come together, its like a brotherhood you all relate together and it's great,” Anderson said.
Larry Johnson's wife Judy said there was a lot of hate directed to those who were drafted. Over the years, she is very thankful for the support.
"Especially in small towns where they knew us and you know they sent letters. They sent packages. They did everything they could sustain us,” Judy said.
The anniversary flag has been traveling throughout the country. Elmer received it from Colorado. His wife Irene helped gather the community for this ceremony.
“This flag will only fly until through Thursday and then it has to be sent on to Utah," Irene said.