Senator Pat Stefano (R-32) will honor veterans who served during the Vietnam era at two special ceremonies to be held during the month of November in Somerset and Uniontown.
The first ceremony will be from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, November 5, at the Somerset Junior/Senior High School Auditorium, 645 South Columbia Avenue, Somerset PA.
The second will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, November 19, at the Laurel Highlands High School Auditorium, 304 Bailey Avenue. Uniontown, PA.
The commemorative event will be held in conjunction with the Department of Defense as part of a nationwide tribute to Vietnam era veterans to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the war.
A special Vietnam veteran’s lapel pin has been produced as part of the program and will be distributed to attending veterans and widows of Vietnam era veterans.
“The heroes who served during Vietnam faced incredible dangers and made incredible sacrifices,” Stefano said. “In many cases, returning veterans were not given the respect they deserved following their service. I am hopeful that these events will serve as a reminder that their efforts are deeply appreciated.”
In order to be recognized at the event and receive the commemorative pin, a recipient must be a United States military veteran who served on active duty at any time during the period of November 1, 1955 to May 15, 1975, regardless of stationing location.