Cobb holding ‘Thank You’ ceremony for Vietnam veterans 50 years later

Cobb County is doing something for an era of veterans who sometimes felt they didn’t get the heroes’ welcome they deserved.

The county has joined the Defense Department’s 50th anniversary commemoration of the Vietnam War.

There were 8,744,000 soldiers who served during the war, according to the U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs. As of May 2017, there were 7,391,000 service members remaining.

The Georgia Department of Veterans Service created the Vietnam War Certificate of Honor. In Cobb, there will be a ceremony for war veterans on Aug. 25 at the civic center on South Marietta Parkway.

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Honorees can expect a certificate signed by Gov. Nathan Deal personalized with the veteran’s name, rank, branch of service, dates of service and a Defense Department lapel pin.

Veterans have to fill out an application and include a copy of their DD 214 form proving their service. The deadline is Aug. 16.

The applications can be emailed to, faxed to 404-656-7006 or mailed to Ga. Dept. of Veterans Service (Certificates), 2 MLK Jr. Drive SE, Atlanta, Ga., 30334.


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