Congressman Chris Collins Honors Vietnam Veterans at Pinning Ceremony
Clarence, NY – Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) today hosted a Vietnam War Commemoration Event at the American Legion Post 527 in Hamburg honoring more than 100 Vietnam Era veterans and distributed commemorative lapel pins from The United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration. This event was part of a national effort to recognize and thank Vietnam Veterans during the second National Vietnam War Veterans Day.
“As we commemorate the second National Vietnam War Veterans Day, the memory is vivid in the minds of these outstanding individuals,” said Congressman Collins. “ We hold these Veterans in a high regard for what they had endured during their time in combat. This was an extraordinarily humbling evening and these Veterans have my deepest gratitude for their selfless service.”
President Donald Trump officially designated each March 29th as National Vietnam War Veterans Day to honor and thank U.S. Vietnam Veterans and their families for their service and sacrifices. Approximately 9 million Americans, 7 million living today, served in the military from November 1, 1955 to May 15, 1975. More than 58,000 Americans died while serving during Vietnam war era.
“I was honored to meet so many remarkable men and women this evening,” Collins added. “ There are never enough ways to say thank you to someone who is willing to sacrifice themself for our nation.”
The Vietnam Veteran Lapel Pin is available to any veteran who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces during the period of November 1, 1955 to May 15, 1975, regardless of location. Any veteran interested in receiving more information regarding the Vietnam Veteran Lapel Pin should contact Congressman Collins district office at 716-634-2324.