Frank “Skip” Boone, the Grand Marshal for this year’s parade, told an audience that communities who care about veterans mean more than a soldier can express. A Vietnam veteran, he talked about his first Christmas away from family in 1966.
“It was on a river in Vietnam with some buddies, and that day they decided to have the chaplain have a little Christmas service on a large supply boat in the river. Well after the service, we stay around for a Christmas meal,” said Boone. “Well, when we came out of the chow hall, a fella handed us a green canvas sack, an old tie sack, on the outside was a little note that said ‘Season’s Greetings from a small county somewhere in Pennsylvania.’”
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