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Congressman Tim Walberg will be hosting a series of Vietnam veteran lapel-pinning ceremonies in commemoration of the 50-year anniversary of the Vietnam War. Events will be taking place all across the 7th District, and the next one is scheduled with Jackson County veterans on Thursday, August 11at the Jackson County Fair. 

“We are forever indebted to those who answered America’s call and dutifully served our country during the Vietnam War,” said Walberg. “It is an honor to participate in this pinning ceremony as we offer local veterans the recognition and respect that has been so deeply earned. After fifty years, this tribute is long overdue.”

The Vietnam War Commemorative Lapel Pin is authorized by the United States Congress in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War and is available to any veteran who served on active duty at any time from Nov. 1, 1955 – May 15, 1975, regardless of location.
To register for this special pin, Vietnam-era veterans can call Congressman Walberg’s office at 517-780-9075 or visit his website at walberg.house.gov/Vietnam. The public is also welcome to attend and honor our veterans.
The Michigan Vietnam Veteran Traveling Memorial  is coming to the Jackson County Fair on Thursday, August 11, following a motorcycle and police escort parade from the Holiday Inn Express.

The memorial display is known as the Michigan Traveling Wall, will be at the fair through the end of the fair on Saturday.

The memorial lists the names of more than 2,500 Michigan servicemen and women who were killed in action during the Vietnam War.

As part of the Veterans ceremonies at the Jackson County Fair, all veterans will receive free admission on Thursday and Friday, courtesy of AT&T and its Michigan president Jim Murray.

Jackson Vietnam Commemoration Pin Ceremony
Thursday, August 11, 2016 from 10:30am – 11:30am
Jackson County Fairgrounds
200 W Ganson St in Jackson

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