The City of Perry is proud to offer Vietnam War Veterans an opportunity to receive a 50-year Vietnam War Commemorative lapel pin. The presentation will be during a Commemoration Service following the Friday, Nov. 11, Veterans Day Parade in Perry. The commemorative pins are available as part of an ongoing campaign to recognize and thank those who served in the United States military during the Vietnam War-era (November 1, 1955 to May 15, 1975).
All veterans who served during that time period, regardless of where they were stationed, are eligible to receive the pin along with an official proclamation signed by Michigan Governor Rick Snyder. Veterans must provide a copy of their Form DD-214 to receive the pin. Special arrangements can be made for eligible veterans unable to attend the ceremony.
Veterans are also invited to participate in the Veterans Day Parade, Friday, Nov. 11. Line-up begins at 6 p.m. at the Perry High School football stadium behind the middle/high school. Step-off is at 7 p.m.
If notified in advance, transportation will be available to veterans who would like to participate in the parade but are unable to walk the almost a mile route. The Commemoration Service will be held behind the fire department on Main Street after the parade.
To preregister to receive the pin, or to receive a parade application, persons may call (517) 625-6155 Ext. 235; email email@example.com; or fax (517) 625-6157.
The parade application is also available on the City of Perry website: www.perry.mi.us.