Carroll Hospice was recently accepted as a commemorative partner with the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration.
The national commemoration pays tribute to the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War. It was authorized by Congress in 2007, signed into law in January 2008 by President George W. Bush and first launched in May 2012 by President Barack Obama.
This commemoration is to honor all veterans serving from November 1, 1955 to May 15, 1975, no matter where they served, according to the U.S. Vietnam War Commemoration website, VietnamWar50th.com.
Congress outlined five objectives for the commemoration, with the primary objective of thanking and honoring Vietnam veterans for their service to our country. The other four objectives highlight the service of our armed forces and support organizations during the war; pay tribute to wartime contributions at home by American citizens; highlight technology, science and medical advances made during the war; and recognize contributions by our Allies, according to the commemoration website.
As a commemorative partner, Carroll Hospice will host at least two events or activities to honor and thank Vietnam veterans and their families on behalf of the nation.
“Becoming a commemorative partner is another way we can honor the Vietnam veterans in our community who sacrificed so much to serve our country,” said Carroll Hospice Executive Director Regina Bodnar. “Our partnership with organizations such as the Vietnam War Commemoration and We Honor Veterans strengthens our commitment of recognizing veterans we have the privilege of caring for in their last days.”