As of June 1st, my office has awarded or has scheduled to award over 800 Vietnam-era veterans who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces any time between November 1, 1955 and May 15, 1975.
If you, or someone you know, is a Vietnam-era veteran and would like to receive a pin, please contact my office at (303) 274-7944 for more information.
I am honored to be able to recognize these veterans and thank them for their service to our country. The ceremony is part of the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration. This program began with the 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.
The Department of Veterans Affairs estimates that today there are 7 million living Vietnam Veterans and 9 million families of those who served in this time frame. According to the VA, as of 2014, there are more than 127,000 Vietnam-era Veterans living in Colorado.