• Veterans Council of the Golden Isles and The American Legion Join Together to Honor Local Vietnam Veterans

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    Name: Veterans Council of the Golden Isles and The American Legion Join Together to Honor Local Vietnam Veterans
    Date: May 11, 2019
    Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM EDT
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    Event Description:
    About 100 local Vietnam Veterans have signed up to receive the State (Vietnam Veteran) Certificate of Honor and Defense Department’s 50th Vietnam War Anniversary Lapel Pin at the “Georgia Salutes You, Vietnam Veteran!” Honors Ceremony taking place this coming Saturday, May 11th (5/11/19) at New Life Sanctuary Church, 940 Harry Driggers Blvd, Brunswick (31525). A musical tribute will start at 2 p.m. to begin the program. Along with the Honor Certificate and Lapel Pin presentation during a roll call of recipients, this patriotic program will include musical videos and video narrations honoring the service of Vietnam veterans and their families. The ceremony is a collaborative effort between the Veteran Council of the Golden Isles and the pastoral leadership of New Life Sanctuary. 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. They are signed by Georgia Governor Brian Kemp and Commissioner Mike Roby of the Georgia Department of Veterans Service. The ceremony’s program will feature the presentation of Colors by the American Legion Post 9 Color Guard, singing of the National Anthem by the New Life Sanctuary Choir, New Life Pastor Dana Swain presenting a Moment of Reflection about the Vietnam War, tribute to Georgia’s KIAs, POWs and MIAs, and the reading of Governor Brian Kemp’s “Salute to Georgia’s Vietnam Veteran” Proclamation. GDVS Commissioner Roby will deliver keynote remarks and present the Certificates of Honor to all Vietnam Veterans that signed up in attendance. The GDVS expects many Vietnam Veterans to wear ball caps identifying their branch of service, with some attending in uniform. Wives and family members are certain to attend to help celebrate and honor their loved-ones honorable military service during the Vietnam War. The GDVS invites media coverage of this event. Day of event contact: Commander Bennie Williams, American Legion Post 9, at (912) 223-7386 or GDVS Public Information Director Brian Zeringue at 678-429-7968. # # # For further guidance regarding this media advisory, please contact the GDVS Public Information Division at 404-656-5933 or gavetsvc@vs.state.ga.us.
    Location:
    New Life Sanctuary Church, 940 Harry Driggers Blvd, Brunswick, GA 31525
    Date/Time Information:
    Saturday, May 11th (5/11/19) at 3:00pm
    Contact Information:
    Host contact: 404-656-5933 Day of contact: Commander Bennie Williams, American Legion Post 9, at (912) 223-7386 or GDVS Public Information Director Brian Zeringue at 678-429-7968.
    Fees/Admission:
    FREE
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