All living U.S. veterans who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces at any time during the period of November 1, 1955, to May 15, 1975, regardless of service location will be recognized and thanked for their service with presentation of a Vietnam War Commemorative (VWC) lapel pin. The Vietnam War Commemoration is an official program of the US Department of Defense in an effort to formally thank the roughly 7 million veterans who served during that time. Burnett County Veteran Services is a partner in this program. The VWC Pin will be presented by Burnett County Veterans Service Officer, Doug Stubbe COL, USAR (Ret) at American Legion Post 185 located in Grantsburg on March 29, 2020 at 2 p.m. The American Legion will provide cake, coffee and root beer floats.
With prior coordination through the Burnett County Veterans Service office, Certificates of Honor and accompanying lapel pins are also available for veterans and surviving family members in the following groups: Former Living American Military POWs, Unaccounted for POWs, In Memory Of (provided to immediate family members, Parents, Spouse, Siblings and Children) of those listed on the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington DC, and the Deceased Vietnam Veteran Spouse certificate. The Deceased Vietnam Veteran Spouse certificate is limited to those since Burnett County became a partner on Jan. 1, 2019. To coordinate these additional certificates and pins please contact Burnett County Veterans Service office at email@example.com.