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Vietnam veterans honored, March 30, 2013It felt like all of New Hampshire turned out Saturday to welcome home a generation of warriors who served the nation in a foreign war. The celebration was 40 years overdue.

Richard Hemenway, from Nashua and a Patriot Guard Rider, during the Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day, held on Saturday in Concord.  (Thomas Roy/Union Leader)
Saluting the flag are Iraq war Army veteran Joseph Silva from Nashua and a Vietnam Navy veteran, George Morin, from Hooksett, during the Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day, held on Saturday in Concord.  (Thomas Roy/Union Leader)
David Clark, left, an Army veteran, was saved from a truck hit by a rocket in Vietnam in 1967, by Richard Swauger, from Goffstown, a Marine. (Thomas Roy/Union Leader)
Bob Jones, with the Vietnam Veteran & Northeast POW/MIA Network, speaks, surrounded by NH dignitaries, during the Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day, held on Saturday in Concord.  (Thomas Roy/Union Leader)
From left, posing for a photo are Larry Pelletier, from Auburn, 67-68 Army in Vietnam, Paul LeBlanc, from Kittery Point Maine, 71-72 Army Vietnam, and Paul Young from Pembroke, retired Air National Guard, during the Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day, held on Saturday in Concord.  (Thomas Roy/Union Leader)
Don Lebrun, from Nashua, a Korean War Army and Marine veteran, wears patriotic bow tie during the Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day, held on Saturday in Concord.  (Thomas Roy/Union Leader)
A very large crowd fills the hangar and tarmac, during the Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day, held on Saturday in Concord.  (Thomas Roy/Union Leader)