Walberg Hosts Event to Commemorate Vietnam War Thursday at Saline American Legion

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 07/20/2016 - 11:45

Congressman Tim Walberg announced today he will be hosting a series of Vietnam veteran lapel-pinning ceremonies in commemoration of the 50-year anniversary of the Vietnam War. Events will be taking place all across the 7th District, and the first one is scheduled with Washtenaw County veterans on Thursday, July 21 at the Saline American Legion. 

“We are forever indebted to those who answered America’s call and dutifully served our country during the Vietnam War,” said Walberg. “It is an honor to participate in this pinning ceremony as we offer local veterans the recognition and respect that has been so deeply earned. After fifty years, this tribute is long overdue.”

The Vietnam War Commemorative Lapel Pin is authorized by the United States Congress in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War and is available to any veteran who served on active duty at any time from Nov. 1, 1955 – May 15, 1975, regardless of location.

To register for this special pin, Vietnam-era veterans can call Congressman Walberg’s office at 517-780-9075or visit his website at walberg.house.gov/Vietnam. The public is also welcome to attend and honor our veterans.

Ceremonies will be held at the following locations:

Washtenaw Vietnam Commemoration Pin Ceremony
Thursday, July 21, 2016 from 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Saline American Legion
320 W Michigan Ave in Saline

Lenawee Vietnam Commemoration Pin Ceremony
Co-hosted with State Senator Dale Zorn
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 from 11:00am – 1:00pm
Lenawee County Fairgrounds
602 N Dean St in Adrian

Monroe Vietnam Commemoration Pin Ceremony
Co-hosted with State Senator Dale Zorn
Monday, August 1, 2016 from 2:30pm – 4:00pm
Monroe County Fairgrounds
3775 S Custer Rd in Monroe

Branch/Hillsdale Vietnam Commemoration Pin Ceremony
Thursday, August 4, 2016 from 5:00 – 7:00pm
Hillsdale American Legion
1611 Steamburg Rd in Hillsdale

Jackson Vietnam Commemoration Pin Ceremony
Thursday, August 11, 2016 from 10:30am - 11:30am
Jackson County Fairgrounds
200 W Ganson St in Jackson

Eaton Vietnam Commemoration Pin Ceremony
Thursday, August 18, 2016 from 5:00pm – 6:30pm
Grand Ledge American Legion
731 N Clinton St in Grand Ledge

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