VFW Joins Vietnam War 50th Anniversary Commemorative Partner Program
All VFW Posts are encouraged to participate
August 05, 2014
The VFW is
asking all VFW Posts to participate in the Vietnam War 50th
Anniversary Commemorative Partner program. The Commemorative Partner Program is designed for
federal, state and local communities, veterans' organizations and other
nongovernmental organizations to assist a grateful nation in thanking and
honoring our Vietnam Veterans and their families. As a Commemorative Partner,
VFW Posts are encouraged to participate in the Commemoration of the Vietnam War
by planning and conducting events and activities that will recognize the
Vietnam Veterans and their families' service, valor, and sacrifice.
Events and activities should be dignified, memorable occasions that show a sensitivity and appreciation for the solemnity of war and the losses suffered by many. Commemorative Partners should communicate how their events will achieve the Congressionally-mandated objectives of the program. Events or activities should meet one or more of the Congressionally-mandated objectives of the program, and as a minimum, with an emphasis on objective one.
- To thank and honor veterans of the Vietnam War, including personnel who
were held as prisoners of war or listed as missing in action, for their service
and sacrifice on behalf of the United States and to thank and honor the
families of these veterans.
- To highlight the service of the Armed Forces during the Vietnam War and the
contributions of Federal agencies and governmental and non-governmental
organizations that served with, or in support of, the Armed Forces.
- To pay tribute to the contributions made on the home front by the people of
the United States during the Vietnam War.
- To highlight the advances in technology, science, and medicine related to
military research conducted during the Vietnam War.
- To recognize the contributions and sacrifices made by the allies of the
United States during the Vietnam War.
For VFW Posts interested in becoming an official
Commemorative Partner, they must submit an application and a signed Statement
of Understanding. Applications are available at www.VietnamWar50th.com on the Commemorative Partner
approval process is usually less than 30 days. Partners will be kept informed
through electronic notifications. Once approved as a Partner, the Commemoration
will provide organizations with a starter kit of materials for developing and
implementing their programs. If you have any questions regarding the
Commemorative Partner Program application process, please direct them to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to our VFW Posts becoming partners in assisting
a grateful nation in thanking and honoring our Vietnam Veterans and their
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