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Rep. Newhouse launches Vietnam War 50th Commemoration partnership


Last updated 7/3/2019 at 11:43am

On June 20, Rep. Dan Newhouse launched his partnership with the Vietnam War 50th Commemoration partnership to honor Vietnam-era veterans in Washington’s Fourth Congressional District.

Rep. Newhouse will host pinning ceremonies in Moses Lake, Okanogan and Sunnyside throughout the rest of the year. Veterans and family members of veterans in the district are encouraged to fill out an application at to receive a service lapel pin and/or attend a pinning ceremony.

“There are over 200,000 veterans in Washington who served during the Vietnam War,” said Rep. Newhouse. “I want to honor these heroes, including unreturned veterans, and their families. I have partnered with Vietnam War Commemoration as a part of a nation-wide effort to ensure all Vietnam-era veterans of Central Washington receive the recognition they deserve.”

Pinning ceremonies will take place at the following locations:

-July 29 in Moses Lake, American Legion Post No. 209, 538 W Broadway Ave.

-August 22 in Okanogan, American Legion Post No. 56, 801 2nd Ave. N

-November 8 in Sunnyside, VFW Post No. 3482, 615 N Ave.

Interested veterans and families can contact Britten Hershberger in Rep. Newhouse’s Yakima district office at (509) 452-3243 for more information.


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