Vietnam Vets Lapel-Pinning Ceremony in Holly Dec. 16

Vietnam Vets Lapel-Pinning Ceremony in Holly Dec. 16

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Holly, MI – Michigan Senate Majority Floor Leader Mike Kowall and Sen. Dave Robertson on Tuesday announced they are sponsoring a Vietnam veteran lapel-pinning ceremony on Friday, Dec. 16 in commemoration of the 50-year anniversary of the war.

Kowall, R-White Lake, and Robertson, R-Grand Blanc, are hosting the second “Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Event to Thank and Honor Vietnam Veterans and Their Families” in Holly to give long-overdue recognition to Vietnam War era veterans and their families. They encourage all interested residents and veterans to join them to pay tribute to the men and women who were too often forgotten when they returned home. U.S. Congressman Mike Bishop (MI-08) and state Rep. Joe Graves, R-Argentine Township, will join Kowall and Robertson.

Kowall said the event, made possible in part by the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration (VWC), will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 16, at the Holly Area Veterans Resource Center (HAVRC) in the Karl Richter Community Center, 300 East St., in Holly. For more information, contact HAVRC Chairman Joe Mishler at 810-348-9960 orJMM1967@comcast.net.

The lawmakers will provide a Vietnam War Commemorative Lapel Pin to U.S. veterans who served on active duty at any time from Nov. 1, 1955 – May 15, 1975, regardless of location. The symbolism attached to the lapel pin is significant, Kowall said.

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