Vietnam Commemoration


March 29th

Commemoration Logo

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.


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.

For more information on the program, visit

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 your Exchange's local Facebook page. Those without installation access should contact their local Exchange or the installation’s Visitor Center for information on gaining access to a ceremony.

The Exchange Was There

The Exchange was there with our warfighters during the Vietnam War. For this and more Exchange history visit our online history exhibit.

National Vietnam War Veterans Day

Dear Vietnam Veterans,

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service extends its deepest gratitude for your distinguished service to our Nation. 


As a Vietnam-era Veteran, this remembrance is close to my heart. In the 1970s, the American public did not fully understand your sacrifices. Many of you did not receive a homecoming worthy of your selfless service and tremendous sacrifice. Team Exchange would be truly honored toto extend a long-overdue hero’s welcome to you on National Vietnam Veterans Day. 


On March 29th, PXs and BXs around the world will host pinning ceremonies honoring the service of all Vietnam Veterans. The complimentary lapel pins are a small token of our Nation’s appreciation of your amazing service.


For more details on event times and locations, please see the “Looking for a Pinning event” link on this page.


Since 2013, the Exchange has partnered with The United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration to honor Vietnam Veterans for their service, valor and sacrifice. Veterans who are unable to attend an Exchange recognition event can visit to find an upcoming event or Commemorative Partner in their area at Additional information is available through the Commemoration office at 877-387-9951 or [email protected]


Thank you for your service and the opportunity to acknowledge all you have done for our Nation. 


Veteran for Life! 

Tom Shull
Army & Air Force Exchange Service

Commemoration Collage

Vietnam Veterans Honored at Pinning Ceremonies at PXs, BXs around the Globe


The Exchange Commemorates National Vietnam Veterans Day with a Truck Wrap


Show Us Your Vietnam War Veterans Day Photos for a Special Flickr Album