Vietnam Veterans Honored At Exchanges Worldwide

In partnership with the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration, the Exchange will honor all who served during the Vietnam War with free commemorative lapel pins marking the war’s 50th anniversary.

Any Vietnam-era Veteran who served on active duty between Nov. 1, 1955 and May 15, 1975, regardless of location, is invited to visit their nearest Exchange main store from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on March 29, National Vietnam War Veterans Day, to receive their United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration Vietnam Veteran Lapel Pin. Complimentary Vietnam Veteran bumper stickers will also be available at the event.

“The Exchange is privileged to partner with the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration to offer this token of our Nation’s appreciation to those who served during the Vietnam War,” said Exchange Director/CEO and Vietnam-era Veteran Tom Shull. “Too few of those who served during Vietnam received the homecoming their distinguished service deserved. We are truly honored to be a part of this commemoration and to do our part to honor the distinguished service of our Vietnam Veterans.”

The United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration is a program administered by the Office of the Secretary of Defense to commemorate the war’s 50th anniversary. 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,  conducting events and activities that recognize Vietnam Veterans and their families for service, valor and sacrifice in conjunction with the commemoration.

View a video commemorating the Vietnam Veterans. The password is “Vietnam.”

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2 Comments

  1. Wallace L. Boudreaux on May 17, 2018 at 7:26 pm

    How does one obtain a commemorative coin as I was unable to attend the day of recognition @ the exchange. Not much advertisement – I did not know about the day and I work on Patrick AFB.

    • Steve Smith on May 18, 2018 at 2:32 pm

      Mr. Boudreaux:

      Thanks for writing to your Exchange Post. Here is a link to the commemoration organization’s website that may have your answer.

      http://www.vietnamwar50th.com/about/faq/#198

      Steve Smith
      Editor
      Exchange Post

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