March 29 is Vietnam Veterans Day, a day set aside for Americans to honor the courage and sacrifice of those who served in the Vietnam War.
The United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration is a program administered by the Office of the Secretary of Defense to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War. The U.S. began commemoration of the Vietnam War’s 50th anniversary in 2012 and will continue through Veterans Day 2025.
The Exchange is a 50th Anniversary Vietnam War Commemorative Partner, planning and conducting events and activities that recognize Vietnam Veterans and their families for service, valor and sacrifice in conjunction with the Commemoration.
For more information on the program, visit www.vietnamwar50th.com.
Complimentary Commemorative Pin for Veterans
Everyone who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces at any time from Nov. 1, 1955 to May 15, 1975, regardless of location, will receive a Vietnam Veteran Lapel Pin at their local Exchange during ceremonies planned throughout the day, March 29. This lapel pin, which has become a lasting memento of the Nation’s thanks, is provided in partnership with The United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration.
For more information on the times of the March 29 ceremonies at local Exchanges, see the events list below. Those without installation access should contact their local Exchange or the installation’s Visitor Center for information on gaining access to a ceremony.
////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// Annual scholarship created in honor of Captain James Ahn who died on active duty for a student who served in the US Army Special Forces and is now a full time student. The following is the link to the website: CPT James Ahn Memorial Scholarship.
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