Kowall participates in event commemorating Vietnam Veterans Day

LANSING, Mich. — Michigan Senate Majority Floor Leader Mike Kowall, R-White Lake, participated in a joint event in Lansing on Thursday to commemorate Vietnam Veterans Day in the state.

Kowall, the Michigan Veterans’ Memorial Park Commission, the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs and the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency formally recognized and presented certificates of honor and lapel pins to the families of U.S. Army Spc. Four Arthur Wright, missing in action since Feb. 21, 1967, and U.S. Army Pfc. Nathan Ray Sales, killed in action on Sept. 22, 1968.

The Vietnam War Commemoration was authorized by Congress and established under the secretary of defense, and then formally launched in 2012. It was designed to thank and honor Vietnam veterans and their families in hometown America, in light of the 50th anniversary of the war. Recognition is given to these heroes when commemorative partners hold events for the veterans and their families.

Information regarding the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration can be found at www.vietnamwar50th.com.

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