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Tucson VA to host ceremony honoring Vietnam Veterans

March 23, 2016

TUCSON, AZ – The Southern Arizona VA Health Care System’s (SAVAHCS) Tucson VA campus will be hosting a ceremony honoring Vietnam Veterans on March 29, 2016 starting at 10:30 a.m. in the R.E. Lindsey Jr. Auditorium, Building 4, 3601 S. 6th Ave, Tucson AZ.

The ceremony will feature a guest speaker, Mr. David Alegria, a Vietnam Veteran. He will share his experiences during his time serving in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.

Following the ceremony, each Vietnam Veteran will receive a special commemorative pin that has significant meaning. The inscription on the back of the pin reads “A Grateful Nation Thanks and Honors You”.

In this 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has partnered with the Department of Defense (DoD) to recognize and thank Vietnam Veterans for their service and sacrifices to our Nation. VA medical facilities across the nation will host events to thank and honor our Vietnam Veterans and their families for their service and sacrifice.

Nine million Americans, approximately 7.2 million living today, served during the Vietnam Era between 1955 and 1975, and the commemoration makes no distinction between Veterans who served in-country, in-theater or were stationed elsewhere during those 20 years. All answered the call of duty.

Media outlets wishing to cover the ceremony, please call the SAVAHCS Public Affairs Office at (520) 629-1819.