CRIDERSVILLE — There will be a commemorative ceremony recognizing local Vietnam veterans at 3 p.m. Friday, June 14, at Bayliff and Son Funeral Home, 311 W. Main St., Cridersville.
All local veterans who served active duty in the Armed Forces at any time during the Vietnam War period Nov. 1, 1955 to May 15, 1975, regardless of duty location, are being sought for recognition. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 419-645-4501 with the Veterans name and branch.
All veterans in attendance will receive a commemorative pin and personalized certificate.
The United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration program was created to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War. It was authorized by Congress, established under the Secretary of Defense and signed into law in January 2008.
Commemoration activities began in 2012 and are scheduled to continue through Veterans Day 2025. Bayliff & Son Funeral Home is a registered “Commemorative Partner” and have volunteered to plan and conduct events that recognize Vietnam veterans for their service, valor and sacrifice in conjunction with the commemoration effort.