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Pigeon Forge will once again roll out the red carpet this August for Vietnam veterans.

The city will hold a four-day salute to Vietnam War veterans from August 21st through the 24th, including a full-fledged "Welcome Home" parade on the 23rd.

Last year, more than 500 veterans took part in the inaugural Welcome Home event.

Pigeon Forge leaders are planning several events to pay tribute to veterans, and area businesses and entertainment venues are getting on board.

The idea behind the events is to give Vietnam veterans the welcome home and recognition they never received.

"Pigeon Forge is patriotic. It's who we are. It's in our DNA. So we want to make sure that those folks who serve us, whether they be law enforcement or military, know that we appreciate that service and that they can come to Pigeon Forge and help celebrate that," said David Wear, Pigeon Forge's Mayor.

Singer Louise Mandrell will serve as the grand marshal of the parade which will honor all veterans.

For more information on the weekend and to register, go here. Mobile users may copy and paste this link: http://bit.ly/1uan0LK

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