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Vietnam Veteran Pinning day

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In partnership with the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration, Joe Wagner VFW Post 7313 will honor all who served during the Vietnam War with commemorative lapel pins.

Any Vietnam-era Veteran who served on active duty between Nov. 1, 1955 and May 15, 1975, regardless of location, is eligible to receive a United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration Vietnam Veteran Lapel Pin. In addition, the surviving spouse of a deceased Vietnam Veteran is also eligible for a special pin.

"Joe Wagner VFW Post 7313 is privileged to partner with the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration to offer this token of our Nation’s appreciation to those who served during the Vietnam War, especially to those who paid the ultimate price defending our country and to their spouses,” said Junior Vice Commander Andy Cochran. "There were too few that served during the Vietnam era that received the proper homecoming that their distinguished service respectfully deserves. Our Post is truly honored to commemorate and honor these distinguished veterans that served our country.”

Eligible veterans and surviving spouses are invited to attend a pin presentation ceremony at Joe Wagner VFW Post 7313 at 12:00 noon on April 21, 2018. If you would like to attend this event and receive a commemorative pin, you are requested to provide Joe Wagner VFW Post 7313 with your name, branch of service and years of service by Tuesday, April 17, 2018 (qmpost7313@vfwnc.com or 919-542-0927). This will assist us to ensure a sufficient number of pins is available. Visit http://vfw7313.org for updated information on the event.

The United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration is a program administered by the Office of the Secretary of Defense to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War. The U.S. began commemoration of the Vietnam War’s 50th anniversary in 2012 and will continue through Veterans Day 2025.

The North Carolina Veterans of Foreign Wars has a rich tradition of serving veterans, military families and their local communities. Joe Wagner VFW Post 7313 serves Pittsboro, Siler City, all of Chatham County and the surrounding areas. We meet on the fourth Tuesday of every month (except December) at 6:30 p.m. at 219 West Street, Pittsboro, North Carolina.