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A GRATEFUL NATION THANKS AND HONORS OUR VIETNAM WAR VETERANS

A MESSAGE FROM THE SECRETARYPosted on December 18, 2015

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MISSION

Assist a grateful Nation in thanking and honoring its Vietnam War Veterans and their families, the fallen, the wounded, those who were held as Prisoners of War, those listed as missing and unaccounted for, the home front, Federal Agencies, all organizations that served or supported the Armed Forces, and our Allies.

This mission will be complete when all Vietnam War Veterans have been thanked and honored for their Service, Valor, and Sacrifice. This includes their families, especially families who lost loved ones during the Vietnam War.

This Commemoration will do everything possible to support the commitment of this Nation to achieve the fullest possible accounting our missing US personnel, and other Vietnam Veterans not yet returned.

This Commemoration will be mostly hometown-centric, but will include international, national, regional, and State events.

COMMEMORATION OBJECTIVES

To thank and honor veterans of the Vietnam War, including personnel who were held as Prisoners of War or listed as missing in action, for their service and sacrifice on behalf of the United States and to thank and honor the families of those veterans.

To highlight the service of the Armed Forces during the Vietnam War and the contributions of Federal Agencies and governmental and non-governmental organizations that served with, or in support of, the Armed Forces.

To pay tribute to the contributions made on the home front by the people of the United States during the Vietnam War.

To highlight the advances in technology, science, and medicine related to military research conducted during the Vietnam War.

To recognize the contributions and sacrifices made by the Allies of the United States during the Vietnam War.

Get Involved

The Commemorative Partner Program is designed for federal, State and local communities, veterans’ organizations and other nongovernmental organizations to assist a grateful nation in thanking and honoring our Vietnam Veterans and their families. Commemorative Partners are encouraged to participate in the Commemoration of the Vietnam War by planning and conducting events and activities that will recognize the Vietnam Veterans and their families’ service and sacrifice.

Commemorative Partners will be eligible to receive a commemorative flag, Commemorative Partner certificate and other materials and authorization to use the United States of America Vietnam War Commemorative Partner seal, without modification, for approved purposes. As staled before, events and activities must adhere to the defined Congressional objectives of the program.

To become an official Commemorative Partner, organizations must submit an application. Once the application is approved, the Commemoration program will provide organizations with materials for developing and implementing their programs. Commemorative Partners must commit to conduct two events each year from 2015-2017.

Interested organizations may visit our website at www.vietnamwar50th.com to apply to become a Commemorative Partner.

We look forward to working with you and your organization in assisting a grateful nation in thanking and honoring our Vietnam Veterans and their families.

COMMEMORATION PRINCIPLES

Program will honor all veterans, but will be Vietnam Veteran-focused and will honor their service, valor and sacrifice and their families.

Program will include successful elements of the bicentennial of the Nation, the bicentennial of the Constitution, the 50th and 60th Anniversaries of World War II and the Korean War.

Include an Advisory Committee comprised of a broad cross section of Vietnam Veterans and leaders with State, local and federal perspectives and distinguished citizens who together are committed to honoring and supporting commemoration activities.

Assist Commemorative Partners around the country and world-wide as organizations and communities undertake activities to honor and commemorate

Vietnam Veterans and our Allies.

Coordinate key governmental/national events to complement those by local communities and organizations.

Develop educational programs and materials to support the Commemoration.

THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

VI ETNAM WAR COMMEMORATION

Phone: 877-387-9951

Email: WHS.VNWAR50th@mail.mil

http://www.vietnamwar50th.com/

The United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration

Commemorative Partner Program

The Commemorative Partner Program is designed for federal, state and local communities, Veterans’ organizations and other nongovernmental organizations to assist a grateful nation in thanking and honoring our Vietnam Veterans and their families. Commemorative Partners participate in the Commemoration by planning and conducting events and activities that recognize Vietnam Veterans and their families’ service, valor, and sacrifice. Commemorative Partners must

commit to conduct two events each year from 2015-2017.

Commemorative events and activities should be dignified, memorable occasions that show a sensitivity and appreciation for the solemnity of war and the losses suffered by many. Events or activities should meet one or more of the congressionally-mandated objectives of the program, and a minimum, with an emphasis on objective one:

1. To thank and honor veterans of the Vietnam War, including personnel who were held as prisoners of war or listed as missing in action, for their service and sacrifice on behalf of the United States and to thank and honor the families of these veterans.

2. To highlight the service of the Armed Forces during the Vietnam War and the contributions of Federal agencies and governmental and nongovernmental organizations that served with, or in support of, the Armed Forces.

3. To pay tribute to the contributions made on the home front by the people of the United States during the Vietnam War.

4. To highlight the advances in technology, science, and medicine related to military research conducted during the Vietnam War.

5. To recognize the contributions and sacrifices made by the allies of the United States during the Vietnam War.

It costs nothing to become a Commemorative Partner. To become an official Commemorative Partner, organizations must submit an application and a signed Statement of Understanding. To obtain an application, organizations can go to www.vietnamwar50th.com and then to the Commemorative Partner Program webpage for further information on how to apply. Once an application is submitted, the approval process should take no longer than 30 days. Partners are kept informed through electronic notifications. Once approved, as a Commemorative Partner, the Commemoration will provide organizations with a starter kit composed of materials for developing and implementing their programs. Commemorative Partners receive a commemorative flag, Commemorative Partner certificate and other materials, and authorization to use The United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration Commemorative Partner seal for approved purposes.

• For questions regarding the program application process: WHS.VNWar50thCPP@mail.mil

• For online application forms:

http://www.vietnamwar50th.com/commemorative partners/onlineapplicationforms

• To download printer-friendly application forms:

http://www.vietnamwar50th.com/commemorative_partners/commemorative_partner_program__online_application_forms/

 

Hawaii is planning to host the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War International Commemorative Events in 2017.

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Schedule of Events

23 May 2017 (Tuesday): Aloha Reception-Registration

24 May 2017 (Wednesday): Hawaii Night (A Taste of Hawaii) Concert– Local Entertainment and Ethnic Foods

25 May 2017 (Thursday): POW/MIA/MOH and Gold Star Family Night at the Pacific Aviation Museum

26 May 2017 (Friday): Commemorative Movie: “Ride The Thunder” a true Vietnam War story about the destruction of the Dong Ha Bridge in 1972

27 May 2017 (Saturday): Waikiki Parade – Welcome Home Parade

28 May 2017 (Sunday): Military Unit Day

29 May, 2017 (Monday): A combined City, State, National Memorial Day Ceremony att he National Memorial of the Pacific in Punchbowl

Register to attend at: http://www.vietnam50years.org/