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Source: United States House of Representatives – Representative Derek Kilmer (D-WA)

01.13.20

Tacoma, WA U.S. Representative Derek Kilmer will hold a Congressional pinning ceremony for veterans of the Vietnam Period as part of the 50th Anniversary Commemoration of the Vietnam War. The ceremony will be held at the AMVETS Alvah R. Davis Post 1 at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, January 22, 2019.

At the ceremony, Rep. Kilmer will present a commemorative pin to veterans who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces at any time between November 1, 1955, to May 15, 1975, regardless of theater.

Community members are welcome and encouraged to attend and show their support for their friends and neighbors who served in the Vietnam Period.

WHO:

Rep. Derek Kilmer

AMVETS

WHAT:

Congressional Pinning Ceremony for Veterans of the Vietnam Period

WHEN:

Wednesday, January 22 at 6:00pm

WHERE:

AMVETS

5717 South Tyler Street

Tacoma, WA 98409 

RSVP:

Veterans interested in attending are asked to RSVP here or to Rob Richards at Rob.Richards@mail.house.gov or 253-272-3515.

Media interested in attending are asked to RSVP to Andrew Wright at Andrew.Wright@mail.house.gov or 202-225-5916.

Background:

The creation of a commemorative pin was originally passed by Congress and signed into law to thank and honor our Vietnam veterans and their families for their service and sacrifice on behalf of the nation. The Commemoration recognizes all who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces at any time during the period of November 1, 1955, to May 15, 1975, regardless of duty location; and their families. We make no distinction between veterans who served in-country, in-theater, or who were stationed elsewhere during the Vietnam War period. All were called to serve and none could self-determine where they were stationed. A spouse or next of kin may claim a pin on behalf of a deceased, eligible, veteran.

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