In 2017, President Trump signed the Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act which designates a certain day in March, usually March 29, of each year as National Vietnam War Veterans Day. On March 28, 2019, there will be a Vietnam War 50th Anniversary Commemoration Ceremony at the Georgia National Cemetery to thank and honor Veterans of the Vietnam War. It will take place at 5 – 6 p.m. at the Cemetery Assembly area, adjacent to the main flag pole. You are asked to plan on arriving 15 minutes prior to the start of the cemetery.
The Department of Veterans Affairs Georgia National Cemetery will honor the service, sacrifice, and enduring achievements of the Armed Forces in a 50th Anniversary event. The event will commemorate Vietnam War Veterans and include a pinning ceremony to all Vietnam Veterans in attendance. All US military who served in uniform, regardless of location, at any time between November 1, 1955, and May 15, 1975, are eligible to receive this recognition.
The lapel pins will be presented in a dignified manner to each Vietnam Veteran during the event, and include accompanying remarks to reflect the nation’s thanks for their service and sacrifice. For more information on the lapel pins, visit: http://www.vietnamwar50th.com/assets/1/7/Veteran_Lapel_Pin_Fact_Sheet.pdf.
This late afternoon, early evening ceremony is designed to attract both Veterans who are still working and those who are retired.
All members of the public are encouraged to attend.