AAFES Press Release


GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Grafenwoehr PX, Vilseck PXtra and Garmisch PX will honor Vietnam-era Veterans with a ceremony on March 29, National Vietnam War Veterans Day.

  • Grafenwoehr: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Vilseck: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Garmisch: 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.


The Army & Air Force Exchange Service partnered with the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration to provide free commemorative lapel pins to Veterans who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces at any time from Nov. 1, 1955, to May 15, 1975 — regardless of location. The pins feature the message, “A Grateful Nation Thanks and Honors You.”


“We owe so much to these heroes, and it’s a privilege for the Exchange to have an opportunity to thank them during this ceremony,” said Chris Litch, marketing manager of Grafenwoehr Exchange. “The pins are a lasting memento of the nation’s gratitude to these Veterans for their service, valor and sacrifice.”


All Veterans with service-connected disabilities are now eligible to shop at the Exchange PX, as are retirees, active-duty and military dependents. Veterans with service-connected disabilities and their primary family caregivers can find more information on accessing the Exchange at ShopMyExchange.com/Vets.


The Exchange has been a Commemorative Partner with the Vietnam War Commemoration since 2013 — planning and conducting events and activities recognizing the service, valor and sacrifice of Vietnam Veterans and their families.


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 Commemoration was authorized by Congress, established under the secretary of defense and launched by the President in 2012. It will continue through Veterans Day 2025.


The Army & Air Force Exchange Service goes where Soldiers, Airmen and their families go to improve the quality of their lives through goods and services provided. Exchange earnings provide dividends to support military morale, welfare and recreation programs. The Exchange is part of the Department of Defense and is directed by a Board of Directors, responsible to the Secretaries of the Army and Air Force through the Chiefs of Staff. To find out more about the Exchange history and mission or to view recent press releases please visit our Web site at http://www.aafes.com/about-exchange/public-affairs/press-releases.htm or follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/ExchangePAO.

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