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Vietnam War Commemoration Ceremony: Registration Open Until April 7

SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Friends of the New York State Military Museum, in conjunction with the Capital District of New York Chapter of the Association of the United States Army (AUSA), will be conducting a 50th Vietnam War Commemoration ceremony at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 11, 2024, at the Saratoga-Wilton Elks Lodge - 1 Elks Lane, Saratoga Springs.  Doors open at 6 p.m., check in no later than 6:50 p.m.

The event will recognize and honor the service of Vietnam War era veterans who served in the military during the period of Nov. 1, 1955 through May 15, 1975 and have time on active duty even if only for training. All branches of the service qualify. The event is free and open to the public. 

Veterans who register will receive a Vietnam War era lapel pin issued by the United States Department of Defense as part of its 50th Anniversary Vietnam War Commemoration, a multi-year program to thank and honor Vietnam veterans and their families for their service and sacrifice. 

A Surviving Spouse pin will also be issued to the spouse of a deceased veteran who served on active duty in the United States Armed Forces at any time during the period noted regardless of location. Veterans and Surviving Spouses may register for the event by contacting CSM(R) Bob Van Pelt at 518-210-2868 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

Registration must be completed by April 7. Provide your name, dates of service and name of spouse/family/guest you will bring. Each Vietnam War Era Veteran will be recognized and presented with the lapel pin and have an opportunity to say a few words. Refreshments will be served. Prior pin awardees are welcome to attend and make remarks. Everyone attending must register.

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