Local veteran pays respects at Veterans Memorial Wall

Photos courtesy Annette Candelaria, SUN photo/Chris Mannara
Local Vietnam veteran Lucas Martinez visits the Vietnam Memorial Wall earlier this year. Martinez served in the Vietnam conflict and made the trip to honor his fallen friends and brothers in arms. Martinez reflects on his trip while sitting on his front porch.

A small act of kindness can often go a long way, but when it comes to our nation’s heroes, a kind gesture can put many things in perspective in a storied life.

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This story was posted on June 27, 2019.