August 17, 2018

James Stewart Chapter NSDAR Partners with Vietnam War Commemoration

Regent Carla Brown and Committee Chairman Beverly Baker of the James Stewart Chapter NSDAR hold up the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration Flag

Regent Carla Brown and Committee Chairman Beverly Baker of the James Stewart Chapter NSDAR hold up the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration Flag

(Franklin) — The 2008 National Defense Authorization Act authorized the Secretary of Defense to conduct a program to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War.

The Act allows the Secretary to coordinate, support, and facilitate programs in commemoration of the Vietnam War.

The commemorative program shall include activities and ceremonies to thank and honor veterans of the Vietnam War, including personnel held as POW or listed as MIA, for their service and sacrifice on behalf of the United States.

The James Stewart Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, of Franklin, is honored to participate in this program as a nongovernmental organization to assist in thanking and honoring our Vietnam Veterans and their families.

Members of the James Stewart Chapter received materials from the United States Commemoration Program office to aid in the commemoration and shared the items at their January meeting.

One of the items received is a 3X5 Commemorative flag. Every part of the design of the flag has a distinct meaning, for example, the green laurel wreath signifies honor for all who served.

The flag, and other commemorative items received by the James Stewart Chapter, will be on loan to the Heard Country Museum for use in a display in the near future.

 

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