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Vietnam War veterans to get spotlight in local ceremonies

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Published: Oct. 27, 2021 at 11:48 AM EDT
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GROVETOWN, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - The city of Grovetown will recognize all Vietnam veterans with a ceremony on Nov. 13.

The city is asking all Vietnam War veterans to submit their name, rank, branch and dates of service to participate.

Every veteran will receive a certificate of recognition and a commemorative pin in honor of their service. You will also be personally acknowledged at the event.

Submissions will be open until November 5. The city highly encourages all veterans to participate or family members of service members to submit on their behalf.

Please contact Sandra Darby by email at dysa@cox.net, or call 478-747-7529.

The ceremony will be held on Nov. 13 at 11 a.m. at Liberty Park, 1040 Newmantown Road.

This is in conjunction with the U.S Department of Defense’s ongoing 50th Anniversary Commemoration of the Vietnam War via their Certificate of Honor program and the Georgia Department of Veterans Service.

Ceremony scheduled for Nov. 11 in Aiken

AIKEN, S.C. - A Veterans Day ceremony is planned Nov. 11 in Aiken, hosted by Marine Corps League Detachment 939.

The event will begin at 11 a.m. at Aiken County Veterans Park, 1435 Richland Ave. East.

Speakers will include Capt. Linda Caldwell, a resident of Aiken who served in an evacuation hospital in the Vietnam War, and Cmdr. Doris Pearce who lives in Mount Pleasant and served in the Navy Nurse Corps for 20 years, including time aboard the USS Sanctuary hospital ship during the Vietnam War.

Comments will also be made by Mayor Rick Osbon, state Rep. Bill Taylor and retired Col. Claude Davis.

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