Vietnam Commemoration 2020

>>>2020 Pinning Events Postposed

The Exchange has been a Commemorative Partner with the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration since 2013, planning and conducting events and activities that recognize Vietnam Veterans and their families. Since 2018, the Exchange has honored Vietnam Veterans with commemorative lapel pins in ceremonies at stores around the world. The 2020 pinning events have been postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic but will be rescheduled to recognize the selfless service of these Veterans.

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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.

Vietnam War Veteran Pin

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.

Looking for a Pinning Event?

To find a pinning event location near you, take a look at our Facebook events list.

National Vietnam War Veterans Day

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"No Greater honor than serving those who serve."

Dear Vietnam Veterans,


The Army & Air Force Exchange Service extends its deepest gratitude to you for your service to our Nation. As a Vietnam-era Veteran, I am especially honored that your Exchange team is recognizing your distinguished service, valor and sacrifice with pinning ceremonies at Exchange stores to coincide with National Vietnam War Veterans Day. Please visit your nearest Exchange to receive your complimentary commemorative lapel pin identifying you as a proud Vietnam Veteran. For more details on event times and location, please see the “Looking for a Pinning event” link on this page.


This is the third year the Exchange has had the privilege of thanking Vietnam Veterans with pinning ceremonies in partnership with the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration. Veterans who are unable to attend their Exchange’s pinning event can visit www.VietnamWar50th.com/events to find an upcoming event or Commemorative Partner in their area at www.vietnamwar50th.com/partners/partner_map/. Veterans who need additional assistance locating an opportunity to receive their lapel pin can contact the Commemoration office at 877-387-9951 or whs.vnwar50th@mail.mil.


It is an honor for the Exchange to continue to serve those who serve and have served.


Soldier for Life!

Tom Shull
Director/CEO
Army & Air Force Exchange Service

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