VFW Freedom Post 7692 is a proud member of the United
States of America Vietnam War Commemoration Commemorative Partner Program and
is authorized to conduct commemoration ceremonies and award the Vietnam Veteran
Lapel pin to Vietnam Veterans.
Across the nation, Americans are uniting to thank and
honor Vietnam veterans and their families for their service and sacrifice. This
initiative is the main focus of the United States of America Vietnam War
Commemoration, a national 50th anniversary commemoration authorized by
Congress, established under the secretary of defense, and launched by the President
in May 2012.
America is 50 years, and in some cases
60 years, late in this effort, as this commemoration includes all 9 million
U.S. veterans who served from Nov. 1, 1955, to May 15, 1975, and their
families. While we acknowledge the distinction between veterans who served
in-country, in-theater, and who were stationed elsewhere during this period, we
honor all who served. All are known to us simply as "Vietnam
Now is the time to not only remember
those who gave their all during the Vietnam War, but it's also time for all
Americans to fully embrace the brave men and women who returned home from
Vietnam, often to shame and disgrace, by publicly thanking them with honor and
dignity, as well as recognizing the sacrifices of their respective families.
To quote retired Army Col. Albert Nahas, a Vietnam
veteran, "We had no expectations but to serve where duty called us. We
asked for no reward except a nation's thanks."