Vietnam War 50th Anniversary Commemoration Ceremony Scheduled In Clovis March 16

NMDVS News:
 
CLOVIS The 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War will be commemorated in Clovis at a special 11 a.m. ceremony March 16, presented by the New Mexico Department of Veterans Services (DVS) at American Legion Post 25 at 2400 West 7th Street. 

All veterans who served during the Vietnam War era, as well as family members of deceased Vietnam War-era veterans, are invited to attend—and will be presented with a 50th Anniversary Commemorative Pin and a Certificate of Appreciation for their service and sacrifice.

 
The ceremony is part of an ongoing nationwide effort launched in 2008 by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to commemorate our nation’s 50th Anniversary of its initial engagement in the Vietnam War. Communities have been urged to commemorate this anniversary, and also honor the men and women who served during the entire Vietnam War era. DVS has been designated as the organization in charge of the commemoration effort here in New Mexico—which in 2009 was extended as a rolling effort through 2025. There have been similar ceremonies in other communities here in New Mexico since the launch of the initiative, and additional ceremonies will be presented in the future.
 
The initiative applies to any man or woman who served in the U.S. Armed Forces during the Vietnam War era, defined as 1955-1975. No distinction is made regarding service in-country, in-theater, or elsewhere around the globe during this Vietnam War era. All answered the call of duty.
 
For more information, contact DVS State Benefits Director Dale Movius at dalej.movius@state.nm.us or (505).827.6374.
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