All veterans encouraged to apply to participate in event

Originally By: Christy Steadman

Revised By: Joel Mendelson, Department of Colorado District 5, Adjutant

Darrell Myers, Department Public Relations Chairman and Observer Editor verified all information with Congressmen Perlmutter’s Denver Office on February 17, 2017.

Congressman Ed Perlmutter, D-7th District, is inviting all Vietnam-era veterans to be honored at a Vietnam War 50th Commemoration Ceremony on March 24. Per information provided on the direct link for the forms site, if you did not sign up before February 15th, the March 24 ceremony is full. But they have added a second ceremony to be conducted on April 7th. The deadline for applying is still March 1, 2017.

All Vietnam-era veterans who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces between Nov. 1, 1955 and May 15, 1975, regardless of location, are encouraged to participate. The commemoration does not distinguish between veterans who served in-country, in-theater or who were stationed elsewhere during the Vietnam War period.

The deadline to fill out the required application for participation in the event is March 1. 2017

All Vietnam-era veterans in Colorado are eligible to receive the Vietnam Veteran Lapel Pin, which can be awarded posthumously.

For more information or to fill out the application electronically, visit Congressmen Perlmutter Website at www.perlmutter.house.gov.  A direct link to the application is also available: https://form.jotform.com/70095317447155

Additional questions can be answered by calling 303-274-7944.