Grass Valley honors veterans ahead of military appreciation week

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GRASS VALLEY, Calif. (KTXL) — There was a sense of peace, quiet and freedom outside of the Grass Valley Veterans Memorial Building on Tuesday while those who fought for that freedom were being honored inside.

“First name Peter, last name Vasalakis, aka Pete the Greek,” one of the veterans said introducing himself.

Peter Vasalakis served in Vietnam in the early 1960s. He was one of dozens of veterans who attended a special ceremony to honor those who currently serve or have served.