Oct. 18, 2017

PALMYRA – State Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon) today announced he will be holding a “Welcome Home Celebration” honoring Vietnam veterans on Friday, Nov. 10, from 2 - 4 p.m. The event will be held at the Palmyra Area Middle School auditorium, 50 W. Cherry St., Palmyra.

Congress has created special lapel pins on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War to recognize United States military veterans who served during the conflict in Southeast Asia. Many communities across America are holding 50th Anniversary events to thank and honor the men and women who served as the original homecoming for many of these veterans was far from auspicious.

“These days, Americans stop and thank veterans for their service when they see them in line at the post office or run into them at a ball game, but many Vietnam veterans did not experience the same kind of thanks and respect when they returned,” Ryan said. “Getting back to a normal life into their communities was a real struggle for some and we want to give these veterans the recognition many of them never received.”

Ryan’s event seeks to honor United States veterans who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces at any time during the period of Nov. 1, 1955 to May 15, 1975, regardless of location of service.

The event is open only to residents of the 101st District. The 101st District includes the boroughs of Cornwall, Mount Gretna and Palmyra; and the townships of North Cornwall, North Londonderry, South Annville, South Londonderry and West Cornwall; and the City of Lebanon.

Veterans who wish to be part of the ceremony, be recognized and be presented with a lapel pin must RSVP in advance at RepFrankRyan.com or call (717) 838-3823.

Representative Frank Ryan
101st Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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