Erie, Pa. – State Senator Michele Brooks is partnering with the offices of U.S. Senator Pat Toomey and state Representative Tedd Nesbit to honor Vietnam-era veterans during a pinning ceremony at 11 a.m. on Friday, October 13, at the Pennsylvania Army National Guard Armory, in Grove City.
Attending Vietnam-era veterans will be honored for their service and awarded the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration pin.
“Our Commonwealth’s Vietnam veterans bravely served this country and it’s an honor for my office to recognize them for their service,” said Senator Toomey. “For over half a century, many of these veterans have been unsung heroes. I encourage all Vietnam War veterans in Mercer County and in the surrounding areas to participate in this recognition event.”
“This ceremony will honor a courageous generation of Vietnam veterans, who showed us by example the true meaning of service and sacrifice,” Senator Brooks said. “It is a privilege to pay tribute to these heroes, who often walk among us but keep their experiences only in their memories. Although we can never thank them adequately for their sacrifices, we can do what we can to express our gratitude to them at every turn, care for them and their families, and mirror their inspiring love of country every day.”
“The veterans we seek to honor are simply our hometown heroes and dedicated members of our community,” Representative Nesbit said. “These valiant men and women did so much to protect our own democracy and freedoms that I’m personally forever grateful to them, and this ceremony will be one small way to let them know how very proud we are of them.
Any U.S. veteran who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces at any time during the period of November 1, 1955 to May 15, 1975 is invited to participate in a pinning ceremony honoring their service.
To register for this event, eligible veterans should call state Senator Michele Brooks’ Greenville office at 724-588-8911.
Kasia Mulligan 202-224-8609, Steve Kelly, Sen. Toomey’s Office, 610-434-1444
Diane McNaughton, Sen. Brooks’ Office, 717-787-1322