Vietnam War veterans to be honored for 50th anniversary of war

Johnson City Press • Mar 31, 2019 at 11:51 AM

Mountain Home National Cemetery will honor Vietnam War veterans during a 50th anniversary commemoration ceremony Friday.

The ceremony will be held at the historic cemetery committal shelter at 11 a.m. with Lt. Col. Shawn Dodge, commander of the East Tennessee State University ROTC program as the keynote speaker.

“The Department of Veterans Affairs Mountain National Cemetery will honor the service, sacrifice, and enduring achievements of the Armed Forces in a 50th anniversary event,” said Bill Hartley, interim cemetery director. “The event will commemorate Vietnam War veterans and include a pinning ceremony to all Vietnam veterans in attendance.”

The lapel pins are presented to veterans during designated ceremonies in a dignified manner to reflect the nation’s thanks for their service and sacrifice. 



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