Vietnam Era Veterans Receive Lapel Pins to Recognize their Military Service

Dozens in Attendance; Surviving Spouses of Vietnam Vets Also Receive Pins

San Angelo, TX - Dozens of Vietnam Era Veterans, alongside family members and friends, filled the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts on Saturday to receive commemorative lapel pins honoring their service.

One of those receiving a pin, Daniel Torres, says there has been a dramatic change with the way the public treats Vietnam Era veterans.

He says most of those who he met after the effort in Vietnam didn't thank him like other members of the public did.

Saturday's ceremony also saw surviving spouses of those Vietnam Era veterans receive pins. The first set of surviving spouses to receive such pins since the introduction of a program to do so was just announced the day of the ceremony at SAMFA.

Those hoping to acquire a pin of their own who are Vietnam Era veterans or surviving spouses of a loved one who served in that time could check in with Concho Valley Workforce Solutions at 202 Henry O Flipper Street in San Angelo.

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