LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB) -- Louisville city leaders recognized the bravery and sacrifice of Vietnam veterans. Mayor Greg Fischer and Congressman John Yarmuth joined members of metro council for a ceremony Sunday.

They presented a signed copy of a resolution passed last week, recognizing the South Vietnamese flag to represent the Vietnamese-American community in Louisville.

A member of that community spoke about the sacrifice that service members made for freedom.

"None of us wanted war. But while my father and his generation fought to defend their own country, you came to Vietnam to defend a friend," said Yung Nguyen, Vietnamese-American.

The resolution calls the South Vietnamese flag a symbol of resilience, freedom and democracy.

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