Veterans Pinning Ceremony in TC Dec 14; Sign Up Now if Eligible
As we celebrate Veterans Day 2019, our nation is eternally grateful for the men and women who bravely served to protect the United States. You are encouraged to take time - this weekend and every day - to thank a veteran and remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation.
Recently, more than 80 Vietnam-era veterans and their families gathered at the VFW Post in Sunnyside for a special pinning ceremony. When they returned home from war, many of these soldiers did not receive the hero's welcome they deserved.
Now - 50 years later - they were all honored with a lapel pin and certificate as a small token of our nation's appreciation for their service. This was the 3rd Vietnam veteran pinning ceremony in Central Washington, and one more will be hosted in the Tri-Cities on December 14th. You can get included in the ceremony here.
Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-Wa) will be hosting his office's annual Veteran Service Fair on December 14th from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the Richland Red Lion.
The Veteran Service Fair is an opportunity for veterans from across the region to explore the resources available to them - from VA and health benefits, to counseling and employment opportunities.
Veterans and their families are invited to attend this free event, enjoy the VA Mobile Vet Center on-site counseling, submit their stories to the Library of Congress' Veterans History Project and participate in another Vietnam Veteran Pinning Ceremony.