LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Ken Horn reminded residents that his office will be co-hosting a pinning ceremony for area veterans on Saturday, Aug. 5.
Horn is partnering with the Michigan Military and Space Heroes Museum in Frankenmuth to host the pinning ceremony as a way to formally give thanks to those who fought for our country in the Vietnam War. Horn and other community leaders will be presenting official Vietnam veteran lapel pins to those who served in the U.S. Armed Forces between November 1, 1955 and May 15, 1975.
“I participated in a previous pinning ceremony and it was one of the most touching and fulfilling things I have ever had the pleasure of being involved in,” said Horn, R-Frankenmuth. “I am looking forward to the opportunity to thank each veteran for their service, thank their families for their sacrifice, and to give those who served the warm welcome home that many unfortunately never received.”
Speakers include Spc. Michael D. Cox, U.S. Army, of Saginaw and Maj. Gen. James T. Jackson, U.S. Army, who currently serves as the director of the United States of American Vietnam War Commemoration.
Vietnam War era veterans are encouraged to attend and receive their pin at the following date and time:
Saturday, Aug. 5
Social Hour: 9 a.m.
Ceremony: 10 a.m.
Michigan’s Military and Space Heroes Museum
Attendees are asked to please park at Sullivan’s Black Forest, 281 Heinlein Strasse, where a free shuttle will take them to the museum. Shuttles will run from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Additional parking information is attached.
Please RSVP to Horn’s office via email at [email protected] or phone toll-free at 855-347-8032. This will ensure sufficient pins are available at the ceremony. All family members are invited to join and the ceremony is open to the public.