Honoring our Vietnam Veterans
U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Carlin Leslie
There are over 150,000 Vietnam-era veterans in Tennessee, and I want to honor those who call our First Congressional District home.
Although I didn’t serve in the Armed Forces, I want to carry on the tradition set forth by my predecessor Rep. Phil Roe by continuing to recognize the tremendous sacrifice our servicemembers – past and present – have made to protect our lives and many freedoms.
That’s why I partnered with the Vietnam War Commemoration to find eligible Vietnam-era veterans and their families to honor them accordingly. Each participating veteran or family member will receive a commemorative lapel pin and certificate of special recognition as a token of our nation’s gratitude. I have prepared a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Guide that provides additional information on eligibility requirements.
The United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration is a national 50th anniversary commemoration. It began with a Presidential inaugural event at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., on Memorial Day, May 28, 2012, and concludes on Veterans Day, November 11, 2025, by Presidential Proclamation. The primary objective is to thank and honor our Vietnam veterans and their families for their service and sacrifice on behalf of our nation.
If you served in the Vietnam War or have a family member who served, please apply right away, I want to ensure our service members get the recognition they deserve.
Once you complete an application, you will be contacted by our Veterans Constituent Service Director with further information.