Ahead of Veterans Day, Congresswoman Lauren Underwood will host a pinning ceremony to honor veterans from the 14th District of Illinois who served during the Vietnam War Period.
In 2008, the National Defense Authorization Act established the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration to thank and honor veterans of the Vietnam War, highlight their service, and pay tribute to their contributions. The pinning ceremony is part of an ongoing national effort to honor all Vietnam War period veterans who served from November 1, 1955, to May 15, 1975. As part of the ceremony, honored veterans will be recognized with a Vietnam Veteran Lapel Pin and Certificate of Honor.
Please complete the application below to be considered for a future Vietnam Veterans Pinning Ceremony with Rep.Underwood.
During COVID-19 pandemic, all ceremonies and events will comply with recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Illinois Department of Public Health for public gatherings. All attendees will be required to wear masks during pinning ceremony and will be expected to follow coronavirus social distancing guidelines. Face masks and hand sanitizer will be available for all attendees.
To participate in the October 2020 ceremony, deadline to submit the completed application with DD-214 is October 2, 2020 by 6:00 p.m. CST. Please email a copy of your DD-214 to Underwood.DistrictOffice@mail.house.gov or mail to 490 East Roosevelt Road, Suite 202, West Chicago, IL 60185.
Please note that per Department of Defense regulations, “veterans who served on active duty in the US Armed Forces at any time during the period of November 1, 1955 to May 15, 1975, regardless of location, are eligible to receive on lapel pin”.