50th Vietnam War Commemoration Ceremoration
March 28 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Friends of the New York State Military Museum, in conjunction with the Capital
District of New York Chapter of the Association of the United States Army (AUSA), will
be conducting a 50th Vietnam War Commemoration ceremony on Saturday, March 28,
2020, starting at 2 pm at the New York State Military Museum.
The event will recognize and honor the service of Vietnam War era veterans who
served in the military during the period of November 1, 1955 thru May 15, 1975 and
have time on active duty even if only for training. All branches of the service – Army,
Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard qualify. The event is free and open to the
public, but veterans who register in advance will receive a Vietnam War era lapel pin.
The lapel pin is issued by the United States Department of Defense as part of its 50th
Anniversary Vietnam War Commemoration, a multi-year program to thank and honor
Vietnam veterans and their families for their service and sacrifice. This “lasting
memento of the Nation’s thanks” is now proudly worn by more than 2 million
previously unheralded patriots. A Surviving Spouse pin will also be issued to the
spouse of a deceased veteran who served on active duty in the United States Armed
Forces at any time during the period noted above regardless of location.
Refreshments will be served after the ceremony and all participants are invited to
visit the Military Museum’s most recent permanent exhibit, “Hot Spots in the Cold
War: The Korean and Vietnam Wars.” The Military Museum is located at 61 Lake
Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY.
Veterans and Surviving Spouses may register for the event by contacting Bruce Farley
at the Museum at 518-226-0490 or email [email protected] Registration must be
completed no later than March 25, 2020. Please provide your name, dates of service
and name of spouse/family/guest you will bring. Each individual Vietnam War Era
Veteran will be recognized and presented with the lapel pin and have an opportunity
to say a few words.