Vietnam Veterans Recognition and Town Hall Meeting Planned in Alexandria - St. Cloud VA Health Care System
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St. Cloud VA Health Care System


Vietnam Veterans Recognition and Town Hall Meeting Planned in Alexandria

March 12, 2019

A ceremony honoring west central Minnesota Vietnam Veterans followed by a town hall meeting focused on improving VA health care services and benefits programs is scheduled on Mar. 19, at 5 p.m., in the community room at Grand Arbor by Knute Nelson, 4403 Pioneer Rd. S.E., in Alexandria, Minn.

The location of the event was previously announced as the Max J. Beilke VA Clinic in Alexandria: please note the change in location.

All west central Minnesota Vietnam Veterans and families desiring to participate in the commemoration ceremony are invited to attend. Pre-registration is not required.

The ceremony and town hall meeting are co-hosted by U.S. Congressman Collin Peterson, the St. Cloud VA Health Care System and the Fargo Regional Office, Veterans Benefits Administration.

U.S. Congressman Peterson and the St. Cloud VA are commemorative partners in the national Vietnam War Commemoration and are committed to publicly thanking and honoring Vietnam Veterans and their families.

The Vietnam Veteran recognition ceremony is the first item on the agenda and the town hall meeting will take place immediately afterwards.

Beginning at 4 p.m., VA staff will be available to discuss enrollment in VA health care and provide information on the full range of Veterans benefit programs.

The ceremony and town hall will also be streamed on Facebook Live @StCloudVAHCS.

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: