The United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration purpose
To recognize, thank and honor United States military veterans who served during the Vietnam War.
This program is to be as home town-centric as possible. We want to thank and honor the Vietnam Veterans and their families where they live.
On July 1, 2016 the Department of Defense Vietnam War Commemoration (VWC) program approved Vet to Vet Tennessee (VTVT) as VWC partner. VTVT is proud to assist a grateful nation in thanking and honoring our Vietnam veterans and their families where they live and work. It is the primary vehicle by which our nation thanks and honors our Vietnam veterans and their families.
Who is eligible?
Living United States veterans who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces at any time during the period of November 1, 1955 to May 15, 1975, regardless of location, are eligible. Eligible recipients will receive the Vietnam War Commemoration lapel pin and the VWC presidential proclamation.
(1) Veterans of the Vietnam War, including personnel who were held as prisoners of war or listed as missing in action, for their service and sacrifice on behalf of the United States and to thank and honor the families of these veterans.
(2) To highlight the Veterans who served in the Armed Forces during the Vietnam War and the contributions of Federal agencies and governmental and non-governmental organizations that served with, or in support of, the Armed Forces.
(3) To pay tribute to the contributions made on the home front by the people of the United States during the Vietnam War.
(4) To highlight the advances in technology, science, and medicine related to military research conducted during the Vietnam War.
(5) To recognize the contributions and sacrifices made by the allies of the United States during the Vietnam War.