Vietnam veterans never received simple acknowledgment of their personal sacrifices to our country during the war. The Cobb County Board of Commissioners will host a Certificate of Honor and Lapel Pin Ceremony 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 25, at the Cobb Civic Center. The ceremony will include presentation of the Defense Department's Vietnam War 50th Anniversary Lapel Pin and the State Certificate of Honor. If you are interested in being recognized, please go to the Cobb County website to complete the form and submit it with a copy of your DD 214 by Thursday, Aug. 16..
Every Georgia veteran with honorable service during the Vietnam War is eligible to receive this certificate and lapel pin. This includes veterans with service in-country and those who served in other capacities. Each certificate, signed by Gov. Nathan Deal and Georgia Department of Veterans Service Commissioner Mike Roby, is personalized with the veteran’s name, rank, branch of service, dates of service printed over the Seal of the State of Georgia and includes the official U.S. Department of Defense’s Vietnam War Commemorative Partner logo. Eligibility dates are those recognized by the Defense Department’s Vietnam War Commemoration Program Office: June 1, 1954 to May 15, 1975.
For more information about this event, contact GDVS Public Information at 404-656-5933.