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Congressman Ryan Zinke, a former Commander at SEAL Team Six, continued his statewide tour in Great Falls honoring Vietnam Veterans with a Congressional pin commemorating the 50th anniversary of the end of the war.

On Wednesday, more than 220 local Vietnam Veterans showed up to the ceremony at the Montana ExpoPark's Four Seasons Arena. It was the largest gathering yet, prompting a venue change to accommodate the crowd.

The ceremony began with the presentation of the colors, the singing of the national anthem, and then the Pledge of Allegiance. State Senator Ed Buttrey made the opening statements before Montana's lone Representative took the podium. Veterans in attendance who served in Vietnam, were called up by name, saluted, and then honored with the pin and Congressional certification. 

"It's gratifying to be recognized for what we all did over there for our country and for our selves," said Veteran Kyron Hall.

Zinke called the pin a small token of appreciation. He will close out the tour with a ceremony in Kalispell on Thursday, where another 200 Veterans are expected. 

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