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Updated: 11/11/2017 08:30:02AM

Overdue respect shown

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JAY MEISEL/STAFF Retired Col. Mike Borders recognizes Vietnam veterans during the annual Veteran's Day ceremony at the Highlands County Courthouse.

JAY MEISEL/STAFF Retired Col. Mike Borders recognizes Vietnam veterans during the annual Veteran's Day ceremony at the Highlands County Courthouse.

JAY MEISEL/STAFF Retired Col. Mike Borders recognizes Vietnam veterans during the annual Veteran's Day ceremony at the Highlands County Courthouse.

PHIL ATTINGER/STAFF

Spectators salute the flag as the Sebring High School Air Force Jr. ROTC enters the Circle during Friday's Veterans Day parade.

BY JAY MEISEL

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SEBRING — When servicemen and women returned from Vietnam War, they were often met with derision and disrespect.

And in the case of many of those veterans, they either tried to forget the war or they were forgotten, said Glenn West, who served in the Vietnam War from 1969-70.

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