WICKEDLOCAL.COM/THE CONCORD JOURNAL | Thursday, December 22, 2022 | 3A
Two Local Vietnam veterans honored
Courtesy Old Concord Chapter of NSDAR
The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) Old Concord Chapter honored Vietnam Veterans Dr. John Worley, Army, Staff Sgt E-6, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg and William Joyce, Army, 1t Lieutenant, ROTC, Fort Story at their Holiday party.
The NSDAR partnered with the National 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War Commemoration (VWC) to honor Vietnam era veterans. The honorees received an Eagle Pin, Eagle Pin Fact Sheet and copies of the U.S. Presidential Proclamations.
President Barack Obama proclaimed May 28th, 2012, through November 11th, 2025, as the Commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War to honor all of those who served during the Vietnam War era with appropriate activities. President Donald J. Trump further proclaimed March 29 of each year as National Vietnam War Veterans Day and to “never again confuse personal disapproval of war with prejudice against those who honorably wear the uniform of our Armed Forces.” President Joseph Biden further affirmed to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War through November 11th, 2025. With Congress’s authorization, The National 50th Anniversary of VWC partnered with many organizations including the NSDAR. For more information see www.vietnamwar50th.com and the Commemorative Partner Program.
Honoree Dr. John Worley had one tour in Vietnam during the Tet Offensive in 1967-68. He earned a BA and MA from Gordon Conwell and had a career in ministry. Currently he is a Clinical Psychologist, author, and serves other veterans. He is a member of the Sons of the American Revolution and father of several DAR members.
Honoree William Joyce served in the Army Light Amphibious Resupply Cargo Training. He earned a BA Georgetown, MA Northeastern and was the Town ofConcord’s Treasurer and then worked in the family Blueprinting business. He is currently retired. He is the father and spouse of DAR Daughters.
The OCC also collected toys for the Concord Firefighters Relief Association and IAFF Local 1942 Toy Drive at Concord’s Fire Station . The toys will be distributed to local area children in need for the holidays.
The OCC NSDAR is a volunteer non-profit and non-partisan women's service organization promoting historic preservation, education, patriotism, and outreach within our community. OCC covers the towns of Concord, Carlisle, Stow, Maynard, Acton, Boxborough, and Littleton and welcomes members from other locations to be part of the Old Concord Chapter. For more information the Old Concord Chapter website: www.OldConcorddar.org.
* Note: An abridged copy of this article was printed on page 2 of the "The Concord Bridge" on 1/6/2023 with the title "DAR honors Vietnam veterans"