Vietnam Commemoration
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NATIONAL VIETNAM VETERANS DAY

March 29th

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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 www.vietnamwar50th.com.

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Vietnam Commemoration 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.

Find your closest Exchange to receive your commemorative pin locations here!

National Vietnam War Veterans Day

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"No greater honor than serving those who serve."

Dear Vietnam-era Veterans and families,


On National Vietnam War Veterans Day, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service Exchange Service is privileged to celebrate the service, valor and sacrifice of Vietnam War Veterans.


While serving as an infantry platoon leader, I saw too many of these heroes return to an American public that did not fully appreciate their sacrifice. Despite their selfless actions, these Veterans did not receive the warm welcome enjoyed by those who served in other wars.

 

During ceremonies planned worldwide throughout March 29, 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. This lapel pin, which has become a lasting memento of our Nation’s gratitude, is provided in partnership with The United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration.


Team Exchange joins a thankful nation in showing its deep appreciation for Vietnam Veterans’ heroic service. Thank you for the sacrifices made by you and your families.

It is truly an honor to serve those who serve and who have served.


Veteran for Life!

Tom Shull
Director/CEO
Army & Air Force Exchange Service