SOUTH SIOUX CITY, Neb. (KTIV) - After being canceled last year due to COVID-19 restrictions, Siouxland Freedom Park is offering a special observance of Vietnam War Veterans Day on Monday, March 29.
This year, officials say the dinner and program will be offering both social distancing and person convenience for attendees.
Starting at 5:30 p.m. on March 29, the gates will open at the South Sioux City Drive-In Theatre complex next to the soccer fields on Riverview Drive.
Pizza Ranch is offering a chicken dinner participant can drive-in and receive without leaving their cars. As always, officials say Vietnam veterans eat free, as well active duty military personnel in uniform.
All others are asked to make a free will donation to help pay for expenses.
Attendees are asked to enter the lot, park to dine in their cars, and remain for a brief program that will begin on stage at about 6 p.m. A representative from Iowa U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst's office will be in attendance as well as representatives from the Vet Center, Hospice of Siouxland, and several other veterans organizations.
American Legion and VFW members from Dakota County are expected to present the colors and perform the traditional twenty-one gun salute along with Taps.
A special presentation will follow to recognize one of the original donors to Siouxland Freedom Park.