Sen. Zorn, U.S. Rep. Walberg to honor Vietnam era veterans at Monroe County Fair

Sen. Dale Zorn

Sen. Dale Zorn

LANSING, Mich.Sen. Dale Zorn and Congressman Tim Walberg on Wednesday announced they will be co-hosting a Vietnam veteran lapel-pinning ceremony during the Monroe County Fair in commemoration of the 50-year anniversary of the Vietnam War.

“Michigan’s Vietnam veterans served our country with honor, yet they were often forgotten when they returned home,” said Zorn, R-Ida. “I have already hosted several emotional events to give long-overdue recognition to the Vietnam War era veterans and their families for their service and sacrifice. Due to the overwhelming response to previous ceremonies, Congressman Walberg and I are happy hold another event at the fair during its annual Veterans’ Day program. I invite all interested residents and veterans to join us.”

The event will take place at the band shell at the Monroe County Fair, 3775 S. Custer Road, in Monroe on Monday, Aug. 1 at 3 p.m. There will be a small parade around the fairgrounds at 2:30 p.m. and the annual program will start at 3 p.m. The lapel-pinning ceremony will take place during the program.

Aug. 1 is Veterans’ Day at the fair, so all veterans will get into the fair for free until 6 p.m.

“We are forever indebted to those who answered America’s call and dutifully served our country during the Vietnam War,” said Walberg, R-Tipton. “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.”

A Vietnam War Commemorative Lapel Pin will be provided to any U.S. veteran who served on active duty at any time from Nov. 1, 1955 – May 15, 1975, regardless of location.

The ceremony is made possible by the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration. Information regarding the commemoration can be found at www.vietnamwar50th.com.

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Zorn to hold coffee hours in Monroe on July 22

Sen. Dale Zorn

Sen. Dale Zorn

LANSING, Mich. Sen. Dale Zorn has announced that he will conduct a district coffee hour in Monroe on Friday, July 22.

Coffee hours are open to residents to express their opinions or concerns about state government or to request assistance with a state issue.

The coffee hour will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. at Panera Bread, 393 N. Telegraph Road in Monroe.

“I am holding this local coffee hour in order to help provide residents a convenient opportunity to meet with me in person,” said Zorn, R-Ida. “My aim is to provide the best service possible for the hardworking people of the 17th District. I look forward to continuing a regular series of meetings throughout the district and hearing directly from constituents in one-on-one discussions.”

To respect other patrons of the restaurant, no town-hall style discussions will be entertained. No appointment is necessary.

Residents who are unable to attend the coffee hour may contact Zorn’s office at (517) 373-3543 or via e-mail at SenDZorn@senate.michigan.gov.

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Sen. Zorn, U.S. Rep. Walberg announce Adrian event on July 27 honoring Vietnam era veterans

Sen. Dale Zorn

Sen. Dale Zorn

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Dale Zorn and Congressman Tim Walberg on Friday announced they are co-hosting a Vietnam veteran lapel-pinning ceremony on Wednesday, July 27 in commemoration of the 50-year anniversary of the Vietnam War. It is Zorn’s second lapel-pining ceremony in Lenawee County.

“Michigan’s Vietnam veterans served our country with honor, yet they were often forgotten when they returned home,” said Zorn, R-Ida. “I have already hosted several emotional events to give long-overdue recognition to the Vietnam War era veterans and their families for their service and sacrifice. Due to the overwhelming number of veterans who came out to the first event on June 20, I am happy to announce we will be holding another ceremony, and I invite all interested residents and veterans to join us.”

“We are forever indebted to those who answered America’s call and dutifully served our country during the Vietnam War,” said Walberg, R-Tipton. “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 event will take place at the band shell at the Lenawee County Fair, 602 N. Dean St., in Adrian on Wednesday, July 27 at 11 a.m. July 27 is Veteran’s Day at the fair, so all veterans will get into the fair for free.

The ceremony is made possible by the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration.

A Vietnam War Commemorative Lapel Pin will be provided to any U.S. veteran who served on active duty at any time from Nov. 1, 1955 – May 15, 1975, regardless of location.

Information regarding the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration can be found at www.vietnamwar50th.com.