CBS Evening News for Friday, Nov 11, 1977
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(Studio) Veterans Day celebration in San Jose, California, honoring Congress Medal of Honor winners, described. (Film shown.) Parade is led by World War II pilot Jimmy Doolittle. Celebration in Vandalia, 11, noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Vandalia, Illinois) Report on efforts of Vandalia's American Legion post to make people remember reason for vets' day and honor flag. Flag display shown. [American Legion spokesperson Biz PAYNE - notes public's lack of respect for flag.] Legionnaires' gathering of flags from homes in area cited; flags had draped coffins of war dead from Spanish-American War, World War I and II, Korea and Vietnam. [Vandalia police chief Dale SLATER - cites feelings with regard to flag.]
REPORTER: Bob Faw (WBBM-TV, Chicago)
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