The Utah Legislature honored Vietnam Veterans through tears, a resolution and a standing ovation Friday.
Vets representing all branches of the military lined up in the front of the House and Senate as they listened to lawmaker after lawmaker praise them for their service and recall a few of their own stories from that era.
"I was born when the Vietnam War began," Rep. Keven Stratton, R-Orem, said. "As a young child, in every prayer, I remember praying for your safety and well-being each morning and night. It is our prayer today that you feel how grateful we are to stand on your shoulders of sacrifice."