Bakersfield National Cemetery to honor Vietnam veterans

Members of the Navajo Nation a commemorative partner with the Vietnam War Commemoration present Vietnam Veteran lapel pins to veterans during a March 8 event in Arizona

Bakersfield National Cemetery to honor Vietnam veterans

Members of the Potter County Veterans' Service Committee have been planning a number of events and activities as part of the Commemorative Partner Program, a national initiative launched to thank and honor Vietnam War Veterans.

For more information on the lapel pins, visit: Vietnam War 50th Anniversary.

Happening this Wednesday Vietnam Veterans will be given a long over due welcome home celebration.

The Moving Wall is alternatively known as the "Wall that Heals", and two replicas traverse the country annually, giving veterans who do not have an opportunity to visit the nation's capital a chance to visit the memorial.

Dozens of civic and veterans service organizations, non-profits, and government agencies in Virginia have partnered with the U.S. Department of Defense through The United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration's Commemorative Partner Program.

"I join with Governor Northam and the Virginia General Assembly in recognizing the service of Virginia's Vietnam Veterans", said Carlos Hopkins, Virginia Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs.

Featured speaker will be Chip Tansill, director of the Ohio Department of Veterans Services, and an Army veteran who was deployed to the Persian Gulf in 1990.

Vietnam veterans can also visit the Virginia War Memorial in Richmond to receive a pin.

A commemoration ceremony will be held to honor those who served.

More than 204,000 of the 725,000 veterans living in Virginia served during the Vietnam War.

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