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Foxx Announces Vietnam War 50th Anniversary Commemoration Certificate of Honor Ceremony

BOONE, NORTH CAROLINA – In partnership with the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration, Congresswoman Virginia Foxx invites all former, living prisoners of war (POW) and the family members of missing, unaccounted for, and deceased Vietnam-era veterans in North Carolina's 5th Congressional District to be honored in a Vietnam War 50th Anniversary Commemoration Certificate of Honor Ceremony this Memorial Day weekend. The ceremony will be held on May 27th, 2023 from 2PM – 4PM at the Clemmons Branch of the Forsyth County Public Library System. 

The United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration has established the Certificate of Honor program to recognize, directly or posthumously, the unique service and sacrifice of four categories of veterans and their families:

  • Former, living American military POWs from the Vietnam War as listed by the Department of Defense.
  • Immediate family members of American military personnel listed as missing and unaccounted for from the Vietnam War by the Department of Defense.
  • Immediate family members of a veteran who is listed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. and who is not listed as missing or unaccounted for by the Department of Defense.
  • Surviving spouse at time of death of a veteran who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces at any time during the period 1 November 1955-15 May 1975 regardless of location of service.

The Certificate of Honor is a commemorative token presented to and on behalf of Vietnam War veterans across the country as a lasting memento of the nation’s thanks for their service. These heroes deserve the commendation and the official welcome home that they never received, and their families deserve to be reminded that the nation will forever remember the sacrifices made by their loved ones.

"My father and uncles were World War II veterans, my brother served in Vietnam, and I am very appreciative of the sacrifices made to protect this great country and its citizens," said Rep. Foxx. “The entire nation owes our military personnel and veterans a huge debt of gratitude and ensuring that debt is properly repaid is one of my top priorities in Congress.” 

For those who are interested in participating and being recognized in the Certificate of Honor Ceremony, please complete and return the application form, found on the Congresswoman’s website, Foxx.House.Gov, and submit a copy of the eligible veteran’s DD-214 to the Congresswoman's Clemmons District Office no later than May 5th, 2023. If you need a copy of your DD-214, please place a request with the Congresswoman's district staff as soon as possible.

If you have questions or would like additional information on the pinning ceremony, please contact Patricia Bandy in the Clemmons District Office at

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