Harrisburg –Senator Tom Killion (R-9) will recognize and honor local Vietnam Veterans for their service and sacrifice with a special commemorative ceremony in October. The ceremony will be held Saturday, October 29 at 2 p.m. at the West Chester East High School Auditorium, 450 Ellis Lane, West Chester, PA.
Killion said the 2008 National Defense Authorization Act authorized the Secretary of Defense to conduct a program to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War and “in conducting the commemorative program, the Secretary shall coordinate, support, and facilitate other programs and activities of the Federal Government, State and local governments, and other persons and organizations in commemoration of the Vietnam War.” A special Vietnam Veterans lapel pin has been produced as part of the commemorative program and will be distributed to attending veterans.
To attend the event and to be eligible to receive the commemorative pin, the recipient must have 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 stationing location.
To fully accommodate all who wish to attend, and ensure a sufficient quantity of the commemorative pins, attendees are asked to register for the event at SenatorKillion.com. or call his district office at 610-358-5183.
“Those who served during the Vietnam conflict have never been adequately recognized for their service,” Killion said “I encourage Vietnam Veterans in the 9th District to take advantage of this opportunity to receive the recognition they deserve for their service and their sacrifices.”
CONTACT: Courtney Eubanks (610) 358-5183