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Hice Announces Honors Ceremony for Vietnam Veterans

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Monroe, GA , August 13, 2018 | comments

Monroe, GA – Congressman Jody Hice (GA-10) invites Vietnam veterans to participate in an honors ceremony at the Johnson County Courthouse on Wednesday, August 28th at 6:00 p.m.  Organized by Probate Judge Mary Jo Buxton and the Wrightsville Rotary Club, the ceremony will provide long overdue public recognition to Vietnam veterans for their military service.  Congressman Hice will join Georgia Department of Veterans Service Commissioner Mike Roby to present veterans with the Defense Department’s Vietnam Veteran Commemorative Lapel Pin and the state of Georgia’s Certificate of Honor.

“Our Vietnam veterans made tremendous sacrifices on behalf of our nation, and it is an honor to be able to publicly express my gratitude for their service,” said Congressman Hice.  “I look forward to joining with the community to recognize the commitment and courage of our local heroes.”

“It is never the wrong time to say thank you to a veteran, and that is especially true for so many Vietnam War veterans who were never properly thanked when they returned home,” said Commissioner Roby.  “We hope to eventually present every Georgia veteran with a Certificate of Honor recognizing their service during the Vietnam War.”

The deadline to register for the ceremony is Tuesday, August 21st.  Every Georgia veteran with honorable service during the Vietnam War (from June 1, 1954 to May 15, 1975, as recognized by DoD) is eligible to receive the awards.  This includes veterans with service in-country and those who served in other capacities.  Vietnam veterans who would like to participate in the ceremony may contact the GDVS Central Office via email bzeringue@vs.state.ga.us with their DD Form 214 attached or fax their information (name, address, and phone number) and “214” to (404) 656-7006, with their information marked “Johnson County C&P Ceremony.”  For more information, call Brian Zeringue, GDVS Director of Public Information, (404) 656-5933. 

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