MAY IS ASIAN/PACIFIC AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH
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In recognition of Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month, this video highlights the wartime experiences of U.S. Army veteran Eric Shinseki, who served his country with honor and distinction during the Vietnam War. His unique story highlights his service and sacrifice during a difficult time in our Nation's history, and testifies to his courage and patriotism. The United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration joins the Nation in honoring the sacrifices and celebrating the accomplishments of all Asian/Pacific Americans serving in the United States military.
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Many Vietnam veterans were pinned with a Vietnam veteran lapel pin during ceremonies held worldwide on March 29, 2019.
Members of Coast Guard Sector San Juan and Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez (WPC-1114) joined the Vietnam Veterans of America Puerto Rico State Council at the Puerto Rico Capitol Building to thank and honor Vietnam veterans and families.
The Department of Defense (DoD) and the Veterans Administration (VA) conducted a joint wreath-laying ceremony at the apex of The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall on National Vietnam War Veterans Day, March 29, 2019.
Acting Principal Deputy Assistant to the U.S. Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs, Kim Joiner, pins Vietnam veterans in a Department of Defense and Veterans Administration joint wreath-laying ceremony at the apex of The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall.
U.S. Coast Guard Rear Admiral Melissa Bert pins a Vietnam veteran In a joint event with members of The United States Coast Guard and The United States Navy on National Vietnam War Veterans Day, 2019.
David A. Richmond, Director, Bureau of Veterans Services, in Maine, presents a certificate as part of the state's observance of National Vietnam War Veterans Day on March 29, 2019.
Congressman Derek Kilmer, Washington's 6th congressional district, presents a lapel pin to Vietnam War veteran retired Senior Chief Sonarman Alvin Hall during a National Vietnam War Veterans Day commemoration at the Naval Undersea Museum-Keyport.
South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster addressed the crowd at the state house assembled to recognize Vietnam veterans and their families in observance of National Vietnam War Veterans Day.
Vietnam War veteran Jose Padron poses for a photograph at an event recognizing veterans service held at the Pearl Harbor Navy Exchange on March 29, 2019.
Col. Joe Ramos (RET) of the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration (VWC), pins a Vietnam veteran in Punta Gorda, Florida. The event was held by Alpha Company Vietnam Brotherhood in Sarasota, a Commemorative Partner.
Naval Station Rota in Spain honored Vietnam veterans in ceremonial fashion on the second anniversary of The National Vietnam War Veterans Day on March 29.
The Tower Barracks Main Exchange in Southeast Germany honored the service of Vietnam veterans in a pinning ceremony on National Vietnam War Veterans Day.
On March 29 Stephanie Abdul, marketing manager for the Pearl Harbor Navy Exchange, presents Tim Guard, a Navy veteran and Bronze Star recipient, with a Vietnam veteran lapel pin during a proclamation ceremony at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Hawaii.
On April 6, 2019 Honor Flight Houston, a Commemorative Partner, presented Vietnam Veteran Lapel Pins to PFC Marine Ronald L. Ridgeway, former POW (left), and Army Specialist 5, Clarence Sasser, a Medal of Honor recipient (right).
Nine Vietnam veterans and three family members, including two Gold Star Daughters were honored in the Department of Defense and Veterans Administration joint wreath-laying ceremony at The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C. on March 29th.
Secretary of Veterans Affairs for Massachusetts, Francisco Urena, along with veterans, presents an architectural rendering of the new state Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Fall River.
Retired Navy Capt. Eddie Lee Duckworth, a Vietnam War veteran, speaks to guests during a ceremony honoring Vietnam veterans held on Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek - Fort Story, Virginia.
The Transportation Security Administration in Jacksonville Florida Airport observed National Vietnam War Veterans Day on March 29, 2019.
On April 9, the Marine Corps League Detachment 1267, a Commemorative Partner, honored Vietnam veterans and surviving spouses at Buffalo Crossing Assisted Living Facility in The Villages, Florida.
On March 29, 2019 veterans groups presented Florida Governor Ron DeSantis with a dedication plaque honoring Vietnam veterans and all veterans. A total of 39 Vietnam veterans at the Forward March event were given lapel pins and a certificate.
On March 29, 2019 Naval Air Station Whidbey Island hosted a Vietnam Veterans Appreciation Luncheon in observance of National Vietnam War Veterans Day.
On March 30, 2019 the Boston Bruins honored Vietnam veterans during the hockey game with a pinning ceremony.
Two of the Vietnam veterans pinned in a Department of Defense and Veterans Administration joint wreath-laying and pinning ceremony at The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall on March 29, 2019.
On March 29, 2019 a crowd of military personnel, civilians and veterans assembled for a pinning ceremony at the Quantico Commissary.
The Veterans Administration (VA) in Texas, a Commemorative Partner, held a pinning ceremony at the VA Clinic in Harlingen and presented Vietnam veterans with lapel pins, stickers and buttons.
On March 29, 2019 Vietnam veterans Ray Weber, Lee Duckworth, Garett “Gary” Marker, Gary Grahn and Rear Admiral Jesse A. Wilson, Jr. display a Vietnam War Commemorative banner at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, a Commemorative Partner.
On March 29, the New York (NY) Rangers hockey organization honored Vietnam veterans Michael Moylan (Army), Walter Wall (Army), Eugene DiGiacomo (Navy) & John Newman (USMC). With them (center) is NY Rangers alum, Ron Greschen. Photo: Scott Levy/MSG Photos.
Members of The Humana Marketplace Team, a Commemorative Partner, pose with Major General (MG) Arnold Fields, of The United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration, while holding an event honoring Vietnam veterans on National Vietnam War Veterans Day.
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