KILLION TO HONOR VIETNAM VETS

(HARRISBURG, PA) Senator Tom Killion (R-Delaware) will honor Vietnam Veterans at an event tomorrow, Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016 from 2-4pm at the West Chester High School Auditorium.

WHAT:  

As a form of outreach to veterans of the Vietnam War, Sen. Killion is pleased to announce he will hold an event, honoring those who have served with a new pin from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

“Our Vietnam veterans came home and many were forgotten and ignored at a time of much discord. Fifty years later, I would like to say thank you again for your sacrifice.” Killion said.

The pins are issued by the US Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA).  Under the rules established by the DMVA, the lapel pins are to be presented in a dignified manner to each Vietnam veteran during public events held in their communities by commemorative partners.

The honors are available for living United States veterans who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces at any time during the period of Nov. 1, 1955 to May 15, 1975, regardless of location.

“This honor is long overdue,” Killion said.  “As we approach Veterans Day, on November 11, 2016, there is no better time to say thank you to our veterans,” he said.

Senator Killion expects a number of veterans and their families to be present.

WHO:
Senator Tom Killion (R-Delaware)
Brigadier General Mark D. McCormack, Assistant Division Commander (Support), 28th Division
Representative Steve Barrar
Brenda Hecklin, Director, PA Chapter of A Hero’s Welcome
West Chester East High School Chorus (national anthem)
Vietnam Veterans
Students and Families

WHEN:
2-4 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016

WHERE:
West Chester East High School, Auditorium
450 Ellis Lane, West Chester, PA 19380

CONTACT:
Office of Sen. Killion: Krista Hair (717) 787-4712