The Savannah and Hinesville VA Outpatient Clinics will honor local Vietnam Veterans on March 29 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. by distributing 50th Anniversary Commemorative pins to Vietnam Era Veterans as VA thanks them for their service and extends a proper welcome home. All Vietnam Era Veterans are welcome to come and receive their pin.
In May 2012, President Barack Obama called for the Federal Government to partner with organizations and communities across America to participate in the Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War. The Ralph H. Johnson
VA Medical Center and its clinics in Savannah and Hinesville, Georgia, and in Myrtle Beach, Beaufort and Goose Creek, South Carolina, are proud Commemorative Partners committed to giving Vietnam Veterans the recognition they deserve.
“At our VA, it is our privilege to provide high quality health care services to our nation’s Veterans,” said Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center Director Scott Isaacks. “It’s important for us to make sure that every Veteran who walks through our doors feels welcome and knows that we appreciate them. We’d like to extend a special welcome home to all of our Vietnam Veterans who served during one of our nation’s most difficult conflicts. To our Vietnam Veterans—thank you for your service.”
The Vietnam War was a long war, and accordingly a long commemoration period is planned. By presidential proclamation, the Commemoration extends from Memorial Day 2012 through Veterans Day 2025. The Charleston VA will continue to honor Vietnam Era Veterans throughout the commemoration period with events in the area. To learn more about how VA is commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War, visit www. va.gov/opa/pressrel/pressrelease. cfm?id=2769.