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Vietnam War State Certificate Of Honor Program

American Legion Post 542 To Host Ceremony

The Veteran’s Administration estimates there are 234,000 Vietnam Veterans living in Georgia.  In conjunction with the 50th Anniversary Commemoration of the Vietnam War, the State of Georgia wants to honor every veteran who served during this war.

To accomplish this goal, the Georgia Department of Veterans Service, in partnership with the Office of Governor Nathan Deal, created and launched the Vietnam War Certificate of Honor program in the Spring, 2015.  Every Georgia veteran with honorable service during the Vietnam War is eligible to receive this certificate (This includes veterans with service in country and those who served in other capacities around the world).

Each certificate is personalized with the Vietnam War veteran’s name, rank, branch of service, and dates of service printed over the Seal of the State of Georgia and includes the official U.S. Department of Defense’s Vietnam War Commemorative Partner logo under the signatures of Governor Deal and GDVS Commissioner Mike Roby.

Eligibility dates for this certificate as approved by the Defense Department’s Vietnam War 50th Anniversary Commemoration Program Office are June 1, 1954, to May 15, 1975.

To this endeavor, the American Legion Post 542 will host a special ceremony on Saturday, November 5, at 2:00 p.m. at Bethel CME Church located at 612 S. 11th Street (Joe Wright Drive) in Cordele, Georgia.

Veterans from Crisp and surrounding areas that will be attending this special ceremony are asked to RSVP to Sue James at 478-508-8024 by Wednesday, October 26, to insure that certificates are properly personalized and signed by Governor Deal and GDVS Commissioner Mike Roby.