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Congresswoman Ann McLane Kuster

Representing the 2nd District of New Hampshire

Kuster Honors Vietnam War Veterans and Celebrates Recipients of 50th Anniversary Commemoration Pin

Nov 5, 2019
Press Release

Photos from the event are available HERE

Pelham, NH – Today, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) joined Vietnam War veterans and Veteran Service Officers to give remarks at a reception honoring and thanking veterans for their service and acknowledging the recipients of the Vietnam War 50th Anniversary Commemoration Pin. The pin program recognizes the service of the Armed Forces during the Vietnam War and was approved by the National Defense Authorization Act of 2008. The program coincides with the U.S. Vietnam War Commemoration, which began in 2012 and will conclude in 2025. Since joining the Vietnam Veterans Pin Program, Kuster has mailed 75 pins to Vietnam Veterans in New Hampshire’s 2nd Congressional District.

“The brave men and women who went to Vietnam put their lives at home on hold to serve and sacrifice for our nation,” said Kuster. “Far too many Vietnam veterans didn’t receive the welcome home they deserved, and this pin program is an important way to remind our veterans that we have not forgotten them and are forever grateful for their service and unshakable devotion to our country and the American people. I’m honored to recognize all of the selfless veterans and pin recipients in my district, including those who joined us today, and I will continue working to ensure all current and past servicemembers have access to the care and support they deserve.”  

“On behalf of the comrades of the John H. Hargreaves Memorial Post 10722 VFW and our comrades of the American Legion Post 100, Pelham NH, we thank Congresswoman Ann McLane Kuster for her visit and presentation to our Vietnam War veterans and all veterans that served in that era,” said Jörg Dreusicke, National Legislative Committee at the VFW. “Our country has come a long way in honoring and respecting our veterans when they come home from deployments that put our veterans in harm’s way to serve our country's interests. We are grateful and humbled by your recognition of our sacrifices and service.”

Kuster sat on the House Committee on Veterans Affairs for six years and has focused on working across the aisle to improve access to care and support for veterans in New Hampshire and across the country.