Post becomes a Vietnam War Commemoration Commemorative Partner

Rob Bonack - 12/11/2016

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 veterans."
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."