50th National Vietnam War Veterans Day in the Black Hills

RAPID CITY, S.D. – Friday was the 50th National Vietnam War Veterans Day. 

The vets and their families gathered at Black Hills National Cemetery to be honored for their service, sacrifice and their achievements during the war. All who served active duty between November 1, 1955, and May 15, 1975, were recognized.

At the end of the ceremony veterans and their families received lapel pins as a token of gratitude.

“To recognize some of the unique characteristics of our Vietnam era veterans and so the national commemoration wants to make sure that every Vietnam veteran who served during that period has an opportunity to receive one of those commemorative lapel pins,” said Teresa Forbes, Public Affairs officer for the V.A. of the Black Hills.

The lapel pin is given to Vietnam vets across the nation.

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