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Cobb County will Host Event to Honor Vietnam Veterans

July 19, 2018

The Cobb County Board of Commissioners will host an event to honor Vietnam veterans at 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 25, at the Cobb County Civic Center in Marietta. In conjunction with the Defense Department’s ongoing 50th Anniversary Commemoration of the Vietnam War, the Georgia Department of Veterans Service, in partnership with the Office of Governor Nathan Deal, has created the Vietnam War Certificate of Honor program for these veterans.

This ceremony will involve presentation of the Defense Department’s Vietnam War 50th Anniversary Lapel Pin and the State Certificate of Honor. Every Georgia veteran with honorable service during the Vietnam War is eligible to receive this certificate and lapel pin. This includes veterans with service in-country and those who served in other capacities. Each certificate, signed by Governor Deal and GDVS Commissioner Mike Roby, is personalized with the veteran’s name, rank, branch of service, 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.

Eligibility dates are those recognized by the Defense Department’s Vietnam War Commemoration Program Office in Washington, D.C. – June 1, 1954 to May 15, 1975.

Those Vietnam veterans wishing to attend must provide their information on this form and submit it with a copy of their DD 214 by Thursday, Aug. 16.

Veterans can mail the information to GA Dept. of Veterans Service (Certificates), 2 MLK Jr. Drive SE, Atlanta, GA 30334 or email it to bzeringue@vs.state.ga.us. They can also fax it to (404) 656-7006.

For more information about this event call Georgia Department of Veterans Services Public Information at (404) 656-5933.

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