Veterans honored with commemorative pin

By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette

The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America and the Daughters of the American Revolution are joining hands to honor Vietnam War veterans with a free public reception. The event will be held at 3 p.m., Tuesday, June 8 at the Cook Education Center, located on the Navarro College campus at 3100 W Collin St. in Corsicana.

The special reception will honor any qualified veteran who actively served during the Vietnam War with a distinctive Vietnam medal, the The United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration pin. The pin is also available for presentation to the widows of late veterans.

Mike Johnson of the Sons of the Republic of Texas in Tyler will speak at the reception. Veterans who have served in any previous war are also invited to attend. Attire for the reception is casual, and light refreshments will be served.

The Vietnam War Veteran pin will be given to veterans during the June reception – Courtesy photo

The Vietnam War (also known as the Second Indochina War), lasted from Nov. 1, 1955, to April 30, 1975. The nearly two decade conflict pitted the government of North Vietnam against South Vietnam. Aiding South Vietnam was its primary ally, the United States, with additional support from Australia, the Phillipines, South Korea, and Thailand.

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