(St. Augustine, FL) The Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) Chapter 1084 of St Johns County, FL is proud to announce that they were officially accepted as a Commemorative Partner with the Department of Defense Vietnam War Commemoration on 21 November 2018.
This program was established by the Vietnam War Commemoration as an initiative to assist a grateful nation in thanking and honoring Vietnam veterans and their families where they live. As part of the Commemorative Partner Program, Certificates of Honor have been designed to honor and give special recognition to five categories of veterans and their families.
The basic Honor is the Vietnam Veteran Lapel Pin, awarded to living United States 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 location of service.
The second Honor is for Former, Living American Military Prisoners of War (POW) as listed by the Department of Defense. If the former POW is deceased, the lapel pin may be presented to the surviving spouse.
Third is the Missing in Action (MIA) and Unaccounted For veterans. This honor is for the immediate family members (parents, spouse, siblings and children) of American personnel listed as MIA and unaccounted for from the Vietnam War by the Department of Defense.
The next is the In Memory Of certificate and lapel pin for the immediate family members (parents, spouse, siblings and children) of those listed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.
The fifth honor is the Deceased Vietnam Veteran’s Surviving Spouse certificate and lapel pin for the surviving spouse at the time of death of a veteran who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces at any time during the period from November 1, 1955 to May 15, 1975, regardless of location.
Organizations or individuals may schedule appropriate ceremonies by contacting VVA-1084 at 904.233.4712 or at president@VVA1084.org