Humana, a leading health and well-being company, will host a Vietnam War commemoration veterans pinning ceremony in partnership with the American Legion Earl E. Mitchell Post No. 29 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, October 1.
The pinning portion of the event will take place at 11:15 a.m., and will be held at the post’s Bingo Hall, 6821 N. 58th Avenue, Glendale.
Veterans who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces between November 1, 1955, and May 15, 1975, regardless of location, are eligible to participate in the ceremony, as are the surviving spouses of these veterans.
Humana is a commemorative partner for the Vietnam War Commemoration, a federal program established by the president and Congress to remember the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War.
According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, 9 million Americans served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces during the Vietnam War; approximately 7 million are living today.
To reach these large numbers, the program has enlisted the assistance of many thousands of commemorative partner organizations at the local, state and national levels to conduct pinning events and activities that recognize Vietnam veterans and their families in their local communities.
For more information, visit vietnamwar50th.com.
Local Vietnam veterans and surviving spouses interested in participating are asked to RSVP to ensure enough pins are available. To RSVP, or for more information, call Humana at 602-760-1856 (TTY: 711) from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Several area veterans organizations will have representatives on site for a free veterans health and service fair following the pinning ceremony.