Congressman Ryan Zinke continues statewide tour honoring Vietnam - ABC FOX Montana Local News, Weather, Sports KTMF | KWYB

Congressman Ryan Zinke continues statewide tour honoring Vietnam Veterans

Posted: Updated:

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. 

  • Most Popular

  • NewsMore>>

  • Montana Treasure: Iris the Osprey and nest cam

    Montana Treasure: Iris the Osprey and nest cam

    Monday, July 16 2018 7:57 PM EDT2018-07-16 23:57:42 GMT

    MISSOULA - One Montana mom is known around the world. She only lives in the state in the summer, and her home is streamed online 24 hours a day.

    MISSOULA - One Montana mom is known around the world. She only lives in the state in the summer, and her home is streamed online 24 hours a day.

  • 7,000 stolen dog tags

    7,000 stolen dog tags

    Monday, July 16 2018 9:17 PM EDT2018-07-17 01:17:00 GMT
    Monday, July 16 2018 9:17 PM EDT2018-07-17 01:17:00 GMT

    GREAT FALLS- For almost two weeks, the Cascade County Sheriff’s Office has been searching for any signs of a stolen military bag taken on the Fourth of July. 

    GREAT FALLS- For almost two weeks, the Cascade County Sheriff’s Office has been searching for any signs of a stolen military bag taken on the Fourth of July. 

  • Two dead in Helena, investigation underway

    Two dead in Helena, investigation underway

    Monday, July 16 2018 2:21 PM EDT2018-07-16 18:21:37 GMT
    Monday, July 16 2018 7:22 PM EDT2018-07-16 23:22:05 GMT

    The Helena police department is investigating after two bodies were discovered inside a home along Hannaford Street. According to Lieutenant Jayson Zander, police were called to the scene around 10 a.m. Monday. When they arrived, they found the bodies of a man and a woman. 

    The Helena police department is investigating after two bodies were discovered inside a home along Hannaford Street. According to Lieutenant Jayson Zander, police were called to the scene around 10 a.m. Monday. When they arrived, they found the bodies of a man and a woman. 

  • Drunk driver crashes going 100 MPH on I-15

    Drunk driver crashes going 100 MPH on I-15

    Sunday, July 15 2018 7:42 PM EDT2018-07-15 23:42:29 GMT
    Sunday, July 15 2018 7:44 PM EDT2018-07-15 23:44:32 GMT

     Witnesses say the driver was traveling over 100 MPH and tried to light a cigarette, causing her car to go over the median and roll over.

     Witnesses say the driver was traveling over 100 MPH and tried to light a cigarette, causing her car to go over the median and roll over.

  • Driver not wearing helmet in fatal Lolo crash

    Driver not wearing helmet in fatal Lolo crash

    Sunday, July 15 2018 6:39 PM EDT2018-07-15 22:39:02 GMT
    Sunday, July 15 2018 6:39 PM EDT2018-07-15 22:39:02 GMT

    According to Montana Highway Patrol, a 20-year-old Missoula man is dead after crashing his motorcycle just after 8:00 pm Friday. The accident happened on US Highway 93 southbound near Lolo. According to troopers, the driver failed to negotiate his Harley Davidson at a lefthand curve, and struck the concrete barrier. 

    According to Montana Highway Patrol, a 20-year-old Missoula man is dead after crashing his motorcycle just after 8:00 pm Friday. The accident happened on US Highway 93 southbound near Lolo. According to troopers, the driver failed to negotiate his Harley Davidson at a lefthand curve, and struck the concrete barrier. 

  • Bands travel across country to perform in Butte

    Bands travel across country to perform in Butte

    Saturday, July 14 2018 8:06 PM EDT2018-07-15 00:06:43 GMT
    Saturday, July 14 2018 8:11 PM EDT2018-07-15 00:11:10 GMT

    In Butte, day two of the Montana Folk Fest got underway Saturday afternoon. Despite the hot sun, people turned out in crowds to listen to music and eat good food. One band came all the way from New York to perform for the Mining City. And the heat... didn't slow anyone down.  "We are more grateful than you can imagine to be here, and it just reminds us that doing music despite all of the hardship is so valuable and so important and we are thrilled to be doing it for al...

    In Butte, day two of the Montana Folk Fest got underway Saturday afternoon. Despite the hot sun, people turned out in crowds to listen to music and eat good food. One band came all the way from New York to perform for the Mining City. And the heat... didn't slow anyone down.  "We are more grateful than you can imagine to be here, and it just reminds us that doing music despite all of the hardship is so valuable and so important and we are thrilled to be doing it for al...

  • Man stabbed multiple times in Helena

    Man stabbed multiple times in Helena

    Saturday, July 14 2018 4:46 PM EDT2018-07-14 20:46:22 GMT
    Saturday, July 14 2018 4:47 PM EDT2018-07-14 20:47:04 GMT

    An early morning stabbing Friday sent one man to the hospital with several stab wounds. According to the Helena Police Department, officers were dispatched to the 2100 block of 11th Avenue just after 1:30am.  A press release states there was a physical altercation involving several people, with one man being stabbed several times with a knife.  Everyone involved has been identified; no arrests have yet been made. The investigation is ongoing.   

    An early morning stabbing Friday sent one man to the hospital with several stab wounds. According to the Helena Police Department, officers were dispatched to the 2100 block of 11th Avenue just after 1:30am.  A press release states there was a physical altercation involving several people, with one man being stabbed several times with a knife.  Everyone involved has been identified; no arrests have yet been made. The investigation is ongoing.   

  • Monday night shooting victim identified, had order of protection against him

    Monday night shooting victim identified, had order of protection against him

    Tuesday, July 10 2018 1:28 AM EDT2018-07-10 05:28:37 GMT
    Thursday, July 12 2018 4:44 PM EDT2018-07-12 20:44:37 GMT

    Just before 11:00 Monday evening, an altercation shut down the parking lot to 2J's Fresh Market on Smelter Avenue in Great Falls.  Great Falls Police, Great Falls Fire Rescue, and Great Falls Emergency Services all responded. As of 11:30pm, the parking lot is still blocked off by crime scene tape with several officers on the scene.

    Just before 11:00 Monday evening, an altercation shut down the parking lot to 2J's Fresh Market on Smelter Avenue in Great Falls.  Great Falls Police, Great Falls Fire Rescue, and Great Falls Emergency Services all responded. As of 11:30pm, the parking lot is still blocked off by crime scene tape with several officers on the scene.

Powered by Frankly

Features

  • More Features
  • Powered by WorldNow
    All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 Cowles Montana Media. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.