Vietnam War 50th Commemoration Recognition Program

Everybody knows that our men returning home from the Vietnam War were not welcomed home properly. They were cursed at the airport and spat on. Most would not even admit that they were Vietnam War Veterans back in the 60’s and 70’s.

All of that has changed now. Vietnam War Veterans wear billboards on their foreheads that say “Vietnam Veteran”. They are being thanked for their service by the general public. We are trying to fix whatever went wrong 50 years ago. The federal government is no different.

In 2013, Congress approved a bill titled “The Vietnam War 50th Commemoration” which highlights the 50 year anniversary from 2013 to 2025. The project was developed to seek-out, find and recognize the 7 million veterans who served between 1955 and 1975. Today, more than 14,000 50th Commemoration partners are recognizing veterans in small town America all across the country.

Blue Star. A Blue Star spouse is the surviving spouse of a Vietnam War Veteran

Gold Star. A Gold Star family is immediate family of a Vietnam War Killed in Action whose name is on the Vietnam Wall Memorial in Washington DC.

POW. POW is a Vietnam War Veteran who was a Prisoner of War.

\The Florida Veterans’ Hall of Fame Society is a partner of the Vietnam War 50th Commemoration. If you or someone you know fits within any of these mentioned categories, please contact the Society. We would like to have the opportunity to recognize these worthy individuals.¬†


Go to the MAP above to view the recipients of Vietnam War 50th Commemoration pins and certificates in the country from the Florida Veterans’ Hall of Fame Society.