The Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs along with American Legion Post 73, and the Military order of the Purple Heart, will host a Vietnam Veteran pinning ceremony in Taylorville to honor the service of Vietnam veterans and their families.
National Vietnam War Veterans Day, designated every March 29th, is a day to honor all the men and women who served and sacrificed. On this day, thousands of organizations from across the USA join to honor and thank over six million Vietnam War Veterans and nine million family members for their service and sacrifice. Every Vietnam Veteran, surviving spouse, or family member is properly welcomed home and receives a lapel pin as a small token of the Nation’s gratitude.
The ceremony will take place on March 29th, 2023 at 6 PM at the American Legion Post 73, 110 West Franklin in Taylorville. Remarks will be offered by a representative from the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs, Post Commander Dean Ray, Taylorville Mayor Bruce Barry, and Colonel Robert Taylor USMC (ret). A complimentary dinner will follow the ceremony.
Director of the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs Terry Prince says that recognizing Vietnam War Veterans and their families who served during a tumultuous time in history is a small gesture to welcoming our heroes home and recognizing their service and sacrifice.