Tomlinson to Host July 16 Ceremony To Honor Local Vietnam Veterans

HARRISBURG — Senator Tommy Tomlinson (R-Bucks) will host an event in July to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the conflict in Vietnam and honor veterans who served during that time period for their service and sacrifice.

The ceremony will be held from   a.m. to 10 a.m. on Sunday, July 16 at the Cairn University, 200 Manor Avenue, Langhorne, PA 19047.

Tomlinson said the commemorative event will be held in conjunction with the Department of Defense as part of a nationwide tribute to Vietnam veterans. A special Vietnam veteran’s lapel pin has been produced as part of the program and will be distributed to attending veterans and widows of Vietnam veterans.

“Many of those who served and made great sacrifices during the Vietnam War era do not receive the recognition that they deserved when they returned from their tours,” Tomlinson said. “This ceremony is an opportunity to show them the respect and thanks that they rightfully earned.” 

In order to be recognized at one of the events and receive the commemorative pin, a recipient must be a United States military veteran who served on active duty at any time during the period of November 1, 1955 to May 15, 1975, regardless of stationing location. For additional information regarding the National Events to commemorate the Vietnam War, please visit http://www.vietnamwar50th.com.

Questions regarding the event may be directed to Michele Sutter, in Senator Tomlinson’s office at 215-638-1784

Veterans who would like to request information related to the valuable state benefits, programs and services offered by the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affair may also visit https://register.dmva.pa.gov/.

CONTACT: Michele Sutter (215) 638-1784.