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Vietnam War Commemoration

On June 17th, the Office of the Speaker of the House issued a press release announcing a ceremony in the nation’s capital that will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War. This Congressional Ceremony is slated for Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. in Emancipation Hall of the United States Capitol Visitor Center.

This ceremony is a ticketed event, predominantly for Vietnam veterans and their families. While invitations already have been distributed, this ceremony will be streamed live around the world from the Office of the Speaker of the House.

Collaborate with other Commemorative Partners (CP) in your area to make this a shared event in your hometowns. Join via the Internet, connect your computer to a big screen or “cast” the live stream from your computer to a big screen, and invite Vietnam veterans and their families in your community to participate as the nation’s leaders thank and honor them for their service and sacrifice.

To find all CPs in your area, visit http://www.vietnamwar50th.com/partners/partner_map/. Simply zoom in to locate your state and city or town. Each brown pin represents a CP, and you can find the name and city of each CP by clicking on a pin in your local area. *Note – You will need to consult your local white or yellow pages, or the Internet, to retrieve their specific contact details (i.e., phone number and address).

Join online as Congress thanks and honors our 7.2 million living Vietnam veterans and the 9 million families of those who served from November 1, 1955 to May 15, 1975.