Vietnam Pinning Ceremony at TAG on Nov. 10

Nov 3, 2021 | Around Ottawa County, Featured | 0 comments

The Greater Port Clinton Area Arts Council and the Ottawa County Veterans Office is proud to announce a Vietnam War Commemorative Pinning Ceremony. It will be held at TAG, The Arts Garage, 317 W. Perry St., in Port Clinton on Wednesday, Nov. 10 beginning at 10:45 a.m.

A reception with light refreshments will begin at 11 a.m. and the pinning will follow.

Established in 2008, the United States of America Vietnam War 50th Commemoration Pinning Ceremony honors veterans of the Vietnam War for their heroic service and pays tribute to their selfless contributions. Each participating veteran or family member will be honored with a commemorative lapel pin and certificate of special recognition as a token of the nation’s gratitude.

You may be eligible to participate if you fall into one of the following categories:

  • You served on active duty at any time during the period of Nov. 1, 1955, to May 15, 1975, regardless of location of service.
  • You are an immediate family member (parent, spouse, sibling, or child) of a former, living American POW from the Vietnam War designated by the Department of Defense.
  • You are an immediate family member (parent, spouse, sibling, or child) of a veteran who is listed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. and who is not listed as missing or unaccounted for by the Department of Defense.
  • You are the surviving spouse of a veteran who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces at any time during the period of Nov. 1, 1955, to May 15, 1975, regardless of location of service.

Vietnam veterans and their guests are welcome. If possible, please RSVP to Sara Toris, 419-898-2089 or storis@co.ottawa.oh.us.

The “Eddie Adams: Vietnam” photography exhibition runs through Sunday, Nov. 14. The photos chronicle some of the time Adams was in Vietnam. It includes his Pulitzer Prize winning photograph “Saigon Execution.”

The exhibition opens at 10 a.m. on Wednesday through Sunday, and closes at various times based on current weather conditions. TAG is typically open until 2 p.m.

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