DAR commemorates service in Vietnam with pinning ceremony

Area Vietnam veterans received recognition for their service Sunday night in the first ceremony in Hays of a national program.

During a dinner of the Hays chapter of the Vietnam Veterans of America, the Courtney-Spalding Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution conducted a pinning ceremony with 50 area veterans, presenting each with a lapel pin and certificate.

The Hays chapter of the DAR is a commemorative partner — the only one in northwest Kansas — of the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration, which was launched on Memorial Day 2012. The commemoration continues through Veterans Day 2025 in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War.

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