Argall plans ceremony to honor Vietnam era veterans

HAMBURG – Senator David G. Argall (R-Schuylkill/Berks) will honor veterans who served during the Vietnam era at a special ceremony on November 17 in Hamburg.

The event will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the Hamburg High School Auditorium, located at 701 Windsor Street. The commemorative event will be held in conjunction with the Department of Defense as part of a nationwide tribute to Vietnam era veterans to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the war.

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 era veterans.

“The heroes who served during Vietnam faced incredible dangers,” Argall said. “In many cases, returning veterans were not given the respect they deserved following their service. I am hopeful that these events will serve as a reminder that their efforts are deeply appreciated.”

In order to be recognized at the event 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.

Attendees must register online at or by calling Mary Beth Dougherty in Senator Argall’s district office at 570-773-0891 or 1-877-327-4255 by October 14, 2016.

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