Update received from the Natl. Cemetery of the Alleghenies regarding The Vietnam Veterans Commemoration Ceremony.
The National Cemetery of the Alleghenies will be holding a Vietnam Veterans Commemoration Ceremony on Monday, March 29, 2021 at 9:00am. The ceremony will be held at the assembly area across from the Public Information Center.
We will conduct a wreath laying ceremony and no-contact presentation of lapel pins ceremonies for Vietnam War Veterans in honor of their valued service to our Nation. Please pass the word to all Vietnam Veterans who have not yet received a lapel pin and who have not been officially welcomed home.
The commemoration of Vietnam War Veterans Day, which was designated in law as Monday, March 29th, marks the end point in 1973 when U.S. troops left South Vietnam ending America’s direct military involvement.
Due to the on-going COVID pandemic and to protect the health and safety of cemetery team members and guests from the community, I am asking that only 1 representative from each organization attend and welcome home those Vietnam Veterans who have not yet received a lapel pin. I am also asking that all attendees wear face coverings and maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet.
For those who are unable to attend, I want to thank you for your service to our nation and to share with you a short video called A Moment of Truth; Not Forgotten. https://moments.org/watch/not-forgotten/
If you have any questions or concerns, I can be reached at 724-746-4291 Monday – Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm.
Take care and Stay Safe!
Edward A. Hajduk
National Cemetery of the Alleghenies
1158 Morgan Road
Bridgeville, PA. 15017