***Media Advisory*** Sen. Proos to honor Vietnam veterans in Cassopolis

Senator John Proos

Senator John Proos

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. John Proos will be hosting a Vietnam veteran lapel-pinning ceremony in Cassopolis on Friday, Aug. 18.

Who:
Sen. John Proos, R-St. Joseph;
Members of the Cassopolis Veterans of Foreign Wars; and
Local Vietnam veterans.

What:
A lapel-pinning ceremony to give long-overdue recognition to Vietnam War era veterans and their families.

When:
Friday, Aug. 18 at 3 p.m.

Where:
Cassopolis VFW Hall
131 S. Broadway St.
Cassopolis, MI

Briefing:
Michigan’s Vietnam veterans were often forgotten when they returned home.

Proos will be presenting a Vietnam War Commemorative Lapel Pin to any U.S. veteran who served on active duty at any time from Nov. 1, 1955 – May 15, 1975, regardless of location. The ceremony is made possible by the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration. Information regarding the commemoration can be found at www.VietnamWar50th.com.

In February, Proos and Senate Majority Floor Leader Mike Kowall held a ceremony at the Bridgman American Legion Post 331 in Berrien County to provide pins to more than 250 area veterans.

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