10.28.16

Macomb Daily: Peters presents veterans with commemorative pins

They were honored to serve and now their country is honoring them.

During a ceremony at the U.S. Army Tank-Automotive & Armaments Command (TACOM) Detroit Arsenal in Warren, Sen. Gary Peters presented nearly 100 Vietnam War veterans from Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties with commemorative lapel pins in recognition of their service in the war.

It’s part of a national effort to honor the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War.

“Michigan is home to more veterans from the Vietnam War than any other era, and it is my honor and privilege to present so many of them the recognition and thanks they deserve,” said Peters, a former lieutenant commander in the U.S Navy Reserve. “America’s fighting forces are the finest in the world, and our entire nation is indebted to the service members who put their lives on the line in defense of our freedom and our way of life. As we observe the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War, we honor all those who answered the call of duty during a tumultuous time in our nation’s history.”

Sen. Peters’ office offers the Vietnam Veteran Lapel Pins to living U.S. veterans who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces at any time between Nov. 1 1955 and May 15, 1975. Michigan veterans interested in receiving their lapel pin should complete the form available at peters.senate.gov/services/for-veterans/Vietnam-veteran-lapel-pin.


By:  Macomb Daily
Source: Macomb Daily