Reminder: Holly event on Saturday to honor Vietnam era veterans

Sen. Mike Kowall

Sen. Mike Kowall

LANSING, Mich. — Michigan Senate Majority Floor Leader Mike Kowall, in conjunction with the Holly Moose Lodge 1168, the Agent Orange Justice Association, and special guest Congressman Mike Bishop, reminded residents on Wednesday that a formal Vietnam veteran lapel pinning ceremony will be held this Saturday, Oct. 20 in commemoration of the 50-year anniversary of the war.

Kowall, R-White Lake, said the “Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Event to Thank and Honor Vietnam Veterans and Their Families” in Holly will give long-overdue recognition to Vietnam War era veterans and their families. He encourages all interested residents and veterans to join his representative at the event, Director of District and Veteran Affairs Lynn O’Brien, in paying tribute to the men and women who were too often forgotten when they returned home.

The senator said the event, made possible by the Holly Moose Lodge 1168, the Agent Orange Justice Association and the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration, will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20 at Holly Moose Lodge 1168, 210 S. Broad St., Holly.

Contact Gregory Nealis at waynewn6@gmail.com or 248-904-3500 with any questions.

O’Brien will provide a Vietnam War Commemorative Lapel Pin to U.S. veterans who served on active duty at any time from Nov. 1, 1955 – May 15, 1975, regardless of location.

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