Chicago veterans honored at riverfront memorial

November 10, 2012 3:12:59 PM PST
Officials and veterans gathered Saturday in Chicago to mark the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and military officials welcomed the crowd at Chicago's Vietnam Veterans Memorial along the riverfront.

Speakers called for better support of veterans returning from overseas.

Among the soldiers honored at Saturday's ceremony was Marine Thomas Johnson, who is the son of fire department Captain Herbie Johnson who was killed in a fire last week.