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Vietnam War–era Veterans Pinning Ceremony
March 29, 2022, 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
On March 29, 2022, on National Vietnam War Veterans Day, the Oklahoma History Center (OHC) will hold a special pinning ceremony to honor the service men and women who served anywhere in the world during the Vietnam War era. This includes service from November 1, 1955, to May 15, 1975. The event will be held in the Devon Great Hall of the OHC from 10:30 a.m. to noon. This event is free and open to the public.
The event is being held at the Oklahoma History Center, in association with Villages of OKC, Humana Market Point, and Oklahoma Warriors Honor Flight.
The ceremony will include a welcome to the OHC from Trait Thompson, executive director of the Oklahoma Historical Society, followed by remarks from John Nash, newly-appointed Secretary of Military Affairs; Capt. Bob Ford, a Huey helicopter pilot during the Vietnam War; and Michael Do, representing the South Vietnamese community.
March 29 was designated as Vietnam Veterans Day by the 2008 National Defense Authorization Act, to be commemorated with annual nationwide events. Guided by the stipulations in that act, only Vietnam War veterans and their families are recognized. However, the Vietnam War Commemoration organization is providing recognition pins to honor any U.S. veteran who served on active duty or in the reserves in the U.S. Armed Forces at any time during the period of November 1, 1955, to May 15, 1975, regardless of location, Vietnam or otherwise. Family members of any veteran not able to be present may also receive this pin.
The Oklahoma History Center is located at 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive in Oklahoma City. For additional information, call 405-522-0765.