LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) – March 29 is Vietnam Veterans Day. Vietnam veterans were honored recently at a pancake breakfast in Henderson, with the breakfast being dedicated to them.

The breakfast was a fundraiser for Honor Flight Southern Nevada, which sends veterans to see their war memorials in Washington D.C.

FOX5 will be traveling with veterans to the next honor flight in April.

Vietnam Veteran Manny Guerrero is also taking the trip and wants to see the Vietnam Veterans Memorial wall.

“I’m going to see if I can find some of my friends on that wall, pray for them,” said Guerrero.

Guerrero’s son Manny will accompany his father on the trip, saying his dad’s wife said she wanted her husband to go on the honor flight before she died in 2018.

“She just wanted to make sure he went on the trip to the Vietnam Memorial. He did two tours in Vietnam, so I told her we would take care of it,” he said.

Vietnam Veteran Michael Morgan will visit the Vietnam Memorial Wall on the April trip to see all the names of service members who died.

“Miss them. That’s the biggest thing. They didn’t get a chance to grow up in this world,” said Morgan.

While veterans received a good meal at the breakfast, a small dinner table sat empty. There was a plate, silverware, rose, candle, empty chair and MIA POW flag.

The table represented those still missing in all wars.

A speaker said there are 1,579 people still missing from the Vietnam War, six of them from Nevada. He said 70 Nevadans are still missing from WWII and five people from Nevada are missing from the Korean War.


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