Memorial Day to focus on remembering those who were lost 50 years ago in Vietnam War

By |2018-05-28T03:05:41-05:00May 28th, 2018|

Today is Memorial Day, a day that honors those who made the ultimate sacrifice. Mankato Area Veteran Tom McLaughlin says it's a special Memorial Day for families as they are focusing on looking back 50 years to 1968.  "It's being remembered in all kinds of different ways. The state historical society, Blue Earth County Historical Society all have exhibits denoting the year of 1968. Of course, a big part of that was Vietnam. Unfortunately, our area was hit fairly hard that year. I believe we lost nine service members in 1968." McLaughlin is a Vietnam War veteran and says 1968 was a [...]