Sunday, November 8, 2015

Congressman Robert Hurt Announces Ceremonies To Recognize Vietnam Veterans For Their Sacrifice

Thursday, November 5, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) today announced a series of five recognition ceremonies across Virginia's Fifth District to honor veterans who served our country during the Vietnam war era:


"In commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War, I am honored to host recognition ceremonies in South Hill, Danville, Bedford, Charlottesville, and Warrenton to recognize the brave men and women who served our country during this critical period in our history.  Upon leaving their small towns and loving families to defend their nation, they took on the responsibility of protecting our freedoms and served courageously with the sole purpose of preserving peace.  It is my hope these ceremonies will provide an opportunity to recognize the sacrifices of our veterans, who are indeed our peacemakers. We remain forever grateful for their service and selflessness in the name of liberty.


"If you, or a veteran you know, would like to be recognized, please register on our website or call our Danville office.  I look forward to honoring the brave men and women who so selflessly served our country."


NOTE: These ceremonies are free public events for Vietnam Era Veterans and their families and will feature a congressional recognition and a commemorative pinning.  Veterans, who served at any point between November 1, 1955 and May 15, 1975 and currently live in Virginia's Fifth District, can register online here.  Please note registration must be received by November 30, 2015.  For questions or to register by phone, please call Congressman Hurt's Danville office at (434) 791-2596.  


Commemoration Ceremonies for Vietnam Veterans

South Hill

December 4, 2015 at 10 a.m.

American Legion Post 79

213 Brook Avenue

South Hill, VA 23970



December 4, 2015 at 1 p.m.

American Legion Post 325

135 American Legion Blvd.

Danville, VA 24540



December 4, 2015 at 4 p.m.

American Legion Post 54

231 W. Depot Street

Bedford, VA 24523



December 7, 2015 at 10 a.m.

American Legion Post 74

3025 Louisa Road

Keswick, VA 22947



December 7, 2015 at 2 p.m.

American Legion Post 72

345 Legion Drive

Warrenton, VA 20186