Vietnam veterans are being sought to recognize them for their honorable service in August.
The Cobb County Board of Commissioners will host this event to honor Vietnam veterans at 2 p.m. Aug. 25 at the Cobb County Civic Center, 548 S. Marietta Parkway, Marietta.
With the Defense Department’s ongoing 50th Anniversary Commemoration of the Vietnam War, the Georgia Department of Veterans Service (GDVS), in partnership with the Office of Governor Nathan Deal, has created the Vietnam War Certificate of Honor program for these veterans.
This ceremony will involve presentation of the Defense Department’s Vietnam War 50th Anniversary Lapel Pin and the State Certificate of Honor.
Every Georgia veteran with honorable service during the Vietnam War is eligible to receive this certificate and lapel pin.
This recognition is for Vietnam veterans with service in-country and those who served in other capacities.
Each certificate, signed by Governor Deal and GDVS Commissioner Mike Roby, will be personalized with the veteran’s name, rank, branch of service and dates of service printed over the Seal of the State of Georgia and will include the official U.S. Department of Defense’s Vietnam War Commemorative Partner logo.
Eligibility dates are those recognized by the Defense Department’s Vietnam War Commemoration Program Office in Washington, D.C. from June 1, 1954 to May 15, 1975.
Vietnam veterans, wanting to attend, must provide their information and submit it with a copy of their DD 214 by Aug. 16.
Veterans may fax their forms to 404-656-7006, mail them to GA Dept. of Veterans Service (Certificates), 2 MLK Jr. Drive SE, Atlanta, GA 30334 or email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
GDVS Public Information: 404-656-5933.