ATLANTA (October 12, 2017) | Sen. Tonya Anderson (D – Lithonia), along with the leadership of the Big Miller Grove Baptist Church, will host a public recognition ceremony for Vietnam War Veterans at Big Miller Grove Baptist Church in Lithonia on November 5, 2017 at 4 p.m. Sen. Anderson and Georgia Commissioner of Veterans Service, Mike Roby, will present a State Certificate of Honor and Defense Department’s Commemorative Lapel Pin to the veterans.
“I am thankful for the hard work of Big Miller Grove Baptist, the Office of Veterans Service and all of the volunteers who are dedicating their time to help us thank our Vietnam War veterans,” said Sen. Anderson. “This time of the year especially reminds us all of the immense sacrifice veterans make so that we may lead normal lives. I look forward to honoring and recognizing these men and women who worked hard to preserve our freedom and protect our nation.”
“It is never the wrong time to say thank you to a veteran, and that is especially true for so many Vietnam War veterans who were never properly thanked when they returned home,” said Commissioner Roby. “We hope to eventually present every Georgia veteran with a Certificate of Honor recognizing their service during the Vietnam War.”
Vietnam veterans who are interested in participating in the ceremony can contact the GDVS Central Office via email at firstname.lastname@example.org with their DD Form 214 attached or fax their information (name, address and phone number) and “214” to (404) 656-7006. Either way, it needs to be marked “Big Miller Grove C&P Ceremony.”
For more information call Brian Zeringue, GDVS Public Information Officer, at (404) 656-5933. Interested veterans can also contact Sen. Anderson’s State Capitol office at (404) 463-2598 with questions concerning the ceremony. The deadline to sign up for the recognition program is Wednesday, October 25, 2017.
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For Immediate Release:
October 12, 2017
Elisabeth Fletcher, Communications Specialist