The Commemoration is providing Vietnam Veteran Lapel Pins to Commemorative Partners for dignified public presentations to U.S. military veterans, living at home or abroad, who served during the Vietnam War period as a lasting memento of the Nation’s thanks.
Living U.S. veterans who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces at any time during the period of November 1, 1955 to May 15, 1975, regardless of location, are eligible to receive one lapel pin.
We make no distinction between veterans who served in-country, in-theater, or who were stationed elsewhere during the Vietnam War period. All were called to serve, none could self-determine where they were stationed, and all were seen in the same way by a country that could not separate the war from the warrior, as we do today.
In order to receive a lapel pin, please follow the steps below:
- Locate upcoming commemorative events by visiting our events map. Enter your zip code to locate the nearest events. The blue pins represent future events. Click on a pin for event details, including contact information. If there are no blue pins in your area, check back frequently, as new events are added every week.
- Another option to receive a lapel pin is by visiting the Commemorative Partner Map. Please contact a partner in your area to find out when the next event will be or if they have lapel pins on hand to present to you.
- Vietnam veterans who cannot attend an event can receive a Vietnam Veteran Lapel Pin by providing us a current mailing address here.