AAFES news release


GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — In partnership with the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service at Tower Barracks Main Exchange will honor all who served during the Vietnam War with free commemorative lapel pins marking the war’s 50th anniversary.


Any Vietnam-era Veteran who served on active duty between Nov. 1, 1955 and May 15, 1975, regardless of location, is invited to visit the Tower Barracks Main Exchange from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 29, National Vietnam War Veterans Day, to receive their United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration Vietnam Veteran Lapel Pin. Complimentary Vietnam Veteran bumper stickers will also be available at the event.


The United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration is a program administered by the Office of the Secretary of Defense to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War. The U.S. began commemoration of the Vietnam War’s 50th anniversary in 2012 and will continue through Veterans Day 2025.


The Exchange is a 50th Anniversary Vietnam War Commemorative Partner, planning and conducting events and activities that recognize Vietnam Veterans and their families for service, valor and sacrifice in conjunction with the Commemoration.


If you are unable to come to the Exchange for a lapel pin on March 29, visit www.vietnamwar50th.com/events to find an upcoming event or find a Commemorative Partner in your area at www.vietnamwar50th.com/partners/partner_map.


If you still need assistance locating an opportunity to receive a lapel pin on behalf of a grateful nation, please contact the Commemoration office at 877-387-9951 or whs.vnwar50th@mail.mil.


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