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NEW RICHMOND — Vietnam Veterans are sought to receive the 50th Commemorative Lapel Pin. “Stronger Together – Operation Welcome Home was a phenomenal success, but the work is not done,” said Scottie Ard, STOWH Director. “There are so many more Vietnam Veterans to reach and we need the public’s help to accomplish this.”
The 50th Commemorative Lapel pin is a symbol which represents not only the sacrifice, valor and courage of the Vietnam Veteran receiving the lapel pin; it also represents every name on the Wall, every POW and MIA who has not been accounted for and every individual that has been touched by the Vietnam War. The Lapel Pin is a symbol of hope for those whose pain and injury cannot be seen and a precious reminder to all of the great sacrifice that was given by the men and women who served.
“The Lapel pins for Stronger Together – Operation Welcome Home were a special production run for this event. The Lapel Pin will not be available again until sometime in 2016. Lapel Pins which are not presented will be returned to the Virginia offices of the 50th Commemorative Committee within the next two weeks.” said Ard. “It is a high priority to reach as many Vietnam Veterans in this region as possible.”
Living United States veterans who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces from November 1, 1955 to May 15, 1975, regardless of location, are eligible to receive one lapel pin.
If you know of a Vietnam Veteran in the area, please have them contact Scottie Ard, 715-338-6064 to arrange for a lapel pin presentation. For additional information: www.facebook.com/themovingwallnrwi