VETERAN LAPEL PIN
"A Lasting Memento of the Nation's Thanks!"
The Commemoration is providing Vietnam Veteran Lapel
Pins to Commemorative Partners for dignified public
presentations to living U.S. military veterans who
served during the Vietnam War period as a lasting
memento of the nation's thanks.
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, are eligible to receive one
The pins can be received
by any Vietnam-era veteran who has their DD-214
papers proving they served in the military anytime
between Nov. 1, 1955, and May 15, 1975, regardless
of location. The war proved, at times, unpopular
with the American public, and many of the returning
servicemen and women were spat upon, called names
and faced protests.
All told, there are 8.7 million people who served
from 1964 to 1975; more than 3.4 million served in
Vietnam, 47,434 died in battle and an additional
10,786 died in country, according to the U.S.
Department of Veterans Affairs.