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.