Zorn to honor Vietnam veterans during Bedford Township Veterans Center grand opening

Sen. Dale Zorn

Sen. Dale Zorn

LANSING, Mich.Sen. Dale Zorn will be hosting a Vietnam veteran lapel-pinning ceremony on Sunday, March 18 during the grand opening of the new Bedford Township Veterans Center.

“In commemoration of the 50-year anniversary of the Vietnam War, I have hosted several moving events to give long-overdue recognition to Vietnam veterans and their families on behalf of a grateful nation,” said Zorn, R-Ida. “The response to previous ceremonies has been overwhelming, and I am proud to be holding another event during the grand opening of a wonderful new facility focused on improving services to all our veterans.”

The ceremony on Sunday, March 18 will start at 2:30 p.m. at the Bedford Township Veterans Center, located in the former post office building at 760 W. Temperance Road in Temperance. Recipients and guests are encouraged to be there by 2:15 p.m.

“Michigan’s Vietnam veterans served our country with honor, yet they were often forgotten when they returned home and received little or no thanks for their service,” Zorn said. “I invite all interested residents and veterans to come out and join us as we recognize the service and sacrifice of our Vietnam veterans.”

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.