11.18.19

Rep. Kilmer Invites Vietnam Veterans, Belfair Community to Congressional Pinning Ceremony

Belfair, WA - U.S. Representative Derek Kilmer will hold a Congressional pinning ceremony for veterans of the Vietnam War as part of the 50th Anniversary Commemoration of the Vietnam War. The ceremony will be held at the HUB Center for Seniors at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, November 26, 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.

The North Mason Chamber of Commerce, North Mason Resources, DAV Chapter 22, and Mason County Commissioner Randy Neatherlin are partnering with Rep. Kilmer to organize the event.

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

WHO:

Rep. Derek Kilmer

Vietnam Veterans

Mason County Commissioner Randy Neatherlin

North Mason Chamber of Commerce

North Mason Resources

DAV Chapter 22

WHAT:

Congressional Vietnam Era Veterans Pinning Ceremony

WHEN:

Tuesday, November 26 at 6:00pm

 

WHERE:

HUB Center for Seniors

111 NE Old Belfair Hwy

Belfair, WA 98528

RSVP:

Veterans interested in attending are asked to RSVP to Katy Crabtree at Katy.Crabtree@mail.house.gov or 360-373-9725 or online here.

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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