Saratoga-Wilton Elks

1 Elks Lane
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
United States

Add to Calendar 2024-04-22 20:50:01 2024-04-22 20:50:01 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War Commemoration Description Location AUSA America/Chicago public

The Capital District of New York Chapter of the Association of the United States Army
(AUSA), in conjunction with Friends of the New York State Military Museum, will be
conducting a 50th Vietnam War Commemoration ceremony on Thursday, April 11,
2024, at 7 pm at the Saratoga-Wilton Elks Lodge (1 Elks Lane, Saratoga Springs, NY).
Doors open at 6 pm, check in no later than 6:50 pm.
The event will recognize and honor the service of Vietnam War era Veterans who served
in the military during the period of November 1, 1955 thru May 15, 1975 and have time
on active duty, even if only for training. All branches of the service - Army, Navy, Air
Force, Marines and Coast Guard qualify. The event is free and open to the public, but
Veterans who register in advance will receive a Vietnam War era lapel pin. The lapel pin
is issued by the United States Department of Defense as part of its 50th Anniversary
Vietnam War Commemoration, a multi-year program to thank and honor Vietnam
Veterans and Vietnam Era Veterans and their families for their service and
sacrifice. This "lasting memento of the Nation's thanks" is now proudly worn by more
than 2 million previously unheralded patriots.
A Surviving Spouse pin will also be issued to the spouse of a deceased Veteran who
served on active duty in the United States Armed Forces at any time during the period
noted above, regardless of location. Veterans and Surviving Spouses may register for the
event by contacting CSM(R) Bob Van Pelt at 518-210-2868 or email at Registration must be completed no later than April 7, 2024. Please
provide your name, dates of service and name of spouse/family/guest you will bring.
Each individual Vietnam War Era Veteran will be recognized and presented with the
lapel pin and have an opportunity to say a few words. Refreshments will be served. Prior
pin awardees are welcome to attend and make remarks. Everyone attending must