Murt Reminds Vietnam Veterans They are Eligible for Commemorative Lapel Pins
12/15/2017
HARRISBURG – Rep. Tom Murt (R-Montgomery/Philadelphia) is reminding veterans who served during the Vietnam War that they are eligible to receive a commemorative lapel pin acknowledging their sacrifice.

“The Vietnam War will always be remembered as a time of division, but also of great sacrifice,” Murt said. “The pin is part of the national commemoration authorized by Congress to recognize those sacrifices, and to thank Vietnam veterans and their families for their service.”

The United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration, created by an act of Congress, began with the presidential inaugural event at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., on Memorial Day, May 28, 2012, and concludes on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2025.

The commemoration provides the Vietnam veteran lapel pins to their Commemorative Partners, who present the pins during public presentations to living U.S. military veterans who served during the Vietnam War period as a lasting memento of the nation's gratitude.

Eligible veterans include living United States veterans who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces at any time during the period of Nov. 1, 1955 to May 15, 1975, regardless of location.

If veterans would like to apply for the pin, contact Murt’s office at 215-674-3755.

Representative Thomas P. Murt
152nd District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Media Contact: David Foster
267.207.0207
dfoster@pahousegop.com
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