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DelBene Honors Vietnam War Veterans in Pinning Ceremony

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Washington, D.C., November 10, 2017 | comments

REDMOND – Ahead of Veterans Day, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) honored more than 50 Vietnam War veterans and their families at a pinning ceremony to recognize their service and sacrifices.

“I’m partnering with the Vietnam War Commemoration as part of a nationwide effort to thank and honor all Vietnam-era veterans and their families at Vietnam War 50th Commemoration pinning ceremonies to publicly recognize their service and sacrifice for our country,” DelBene said. “As a nation, we have an obligation to remember and care for those who have risked their lives for our families and freedoms. And I’m glad for the opportunity to personally meet so many of our First District veterans.”

There are more than 200,000 veterans in Washington state who served during the Vietnam War. DelBene has teamed up with the Vietnam War Commemoration as part of a nation-wide effort to thank and honor all Vietnam-era veterans, who are eligible to receive a Vietnam veteran lapel pin.

DelBene has also formed a Veterans Advisory Board made up of local veterans who will advise her on ways the federal government can better serve veterans. And she recently reintroduced the Manufacturing Jobs for Veterans Act to expand veterans’ access to long-term, good-paying jobs in the manufacturing industry.

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