St. Cloud VA Health Care System
Vietnam Veteran Recognition Ceremony planned
June 14, 2018
A ceremony honoring Vietnam Veterans is planned at noon on July 4, at the Mille Lacs County Fairgrounds located at 1400 N. 3rd St., in Princeton.
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.
The Vietnam Veteran recognition ceremony is part of the opening ceremony for the three-day exhibit of “The Wall that Heals” exhibit sponsored by Princeton American Legion Post 216, Zimmerman American Legion Post 560, Princeton VFW Post 806, City of Princeton, Mille Lacs County Agricultural Society and the Princeton Area Chamber of Commerce.
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 Veterans benefit programs, from noon to 7 p.m. on July 4; from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 5; and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on July 6.
Additional exhibit events are scheduled; visit the Princeton Area Chamber of Commerce website: www.princetonMNchamber.org for dates and times.
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.