TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) – The Fort Harrison Chapter of The Daughters of the American Revolution honored Vietnam veterans at the VFW Post 972.

They hosted a celebration for Vietnam veterans where they gifted a series of special items to the veterans.

One gift included a special note and presentation from Indiana state DAR Chairperson Bonnie Wooten.

Fort Harrison Chairperson Paulane Butler said that hosting this event and giving these veterans the honors that they deserve is long overdue.

“We’re going to honor them because they weren’t honored properly during that time,” Butler explained. “Fifty years later we’re finally catching up and we’re going to commemorate them.”

Butler said she hopes to have more events like this in the future.