St. Cloud VA Health Care System
Veterans Flu Shot Clinic and Vietnam Veteran Recognition Ceremony planned
October 1, 2018
Flu shots for Veterans and a ceremony honoring Vietnam Veterans is planned for Oct. 25, 2018, at the Hutchinson National Guard Armory, 1200 Adams St. SE, in Hutchinson in conjunction with the annual Veterans Benefits Information Fair.
Free flu shots for Veterans enrolled in VA health care are available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
At 1 p.m., a ceremony honoring Vietnam Veterans will be hosted by senior leadership from the St. Cloud VA Health Care System.
The St. Cloud VA is a commemorative partner in the national Vietnam War Commemoration, and the purpose of the ceremony is to publicly thank and honor Vietnam Veterans and their families. All Veterans who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces at any time during the Vietnam War period, from Nov. 1, 1955 to May 15, 1975, regardless of duty location, are invited to participate. No distinction is made between Veterans who served in-country, in-theater, or who were stationed elsewhere during the Vietnam War period.
Vietnam Veterans and families desiring to participate in a commemoration event can simply show up and check in at the designated table.
McLeod County Veteran Services and St. Cloud VA staff will be available to discuss enrollment in VA health care and provide information on the full range of federal, state and local veterans benefit programs.
About the Vietnam War Commemoration:
Authorized by Congress, established under the Secretary of Defense, and launched by the President in May 2012, the Vietnam War Commemoration recognizes all men and women who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces from November 1, 1955 to May 15, 1975. Nine million Americans, approximately 7 million living today, served during that period, and the Commemoration makes no distinction between Veterans who served in-country, in-theater, or were stationed elsewhere during that period. All answered the call of duty.
By presidential proclamation issued on May 25, 2012, the Commemoration extends from its inaugural event on Memorial Day 2012 through Veterans Day 2025.
To learn more about the Vietnam War Commemoration, go to: www.vietnamwar50th.com.