Veterans and loved ones are braving Washington, D.C.'s cold temps this week to honor those who fell or vanished in Vietnam, the Chicago Tribune reports. Marking the Vietnam memorial's 25th anniversary, they started reading its 58,256 names aloud this week, and plan to finish tomorrow. This is the fourth time the 65-hour ceremony has been undertaken.
Readers include Vietnam vets, active servicemen and children who hardly knew their fallen fathers. "Because he is missing, there's no place for us to go," said Jill Hubbs, who was 10 when her father disappeared. "This place means a lot; it's a place to come and honor him." One vet said that Sunday will be the first Veterans Day he’s spent with ex-soldiers at the memorial. "It's a very special time,” he said.