“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.
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