LANSING, Mich. — Michigan Senate Majority Floor Leader Mike Kowall on Monday reminded residents that he is sponsoring a formal Vietnam veteran lapel pinning ceremony this Wednesday, July 25 in commemoration of the 50-year anniversary of the war.
Kowall, R-White Lake, is hosting the “Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Event to Thank and Honor Vietnam Veterans and Their Families” in Plymouth to give long-overdue recognition to Vietnam War era veterans and their families. He encourages all interested residents and veterans to join him in paying tribute to the men and women who were too often forgotten when they returned home.
Kowall said the event, made possible in part by the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration, will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 25 at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6695, 1426 S. Mill St., Plymouth.
The ceremony will be held in conjunction with the regularly scheduled car show at the post. Kowall said no RSVP is required and to contact Vietnam veteran and VFW Post 6695 Commander Richard Adis at 734-737-9077 with any questions.
The senator 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.
Information regarding the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration can be found at www.vietnamwar50th.com.