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In cooperation with Vietnam War Commemorative Partners, the City of Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., hosts a ceremony to honor all Vietnam era veterans, including Native American and First Nations as well as Canadians, and their families at 11 am on June 29, 2018, at Brady Park, immediately following the Sault Tribe rededication ceremony at 10 a.m. The purpose of this ceremony is to honor all Vietnam era veterans who served between Nov. 1, 1955, and May 15, 1975. This includes special honors to former POWs or their surviving spouses, families of the unaccounted missing and families of casualties listed on the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C. Additionally, we will honor the service and sacrifice of the spouses of Vietnam era veterans who have passed away.

The Canadian Vietnam Veterans Memorial War is to be displayed to honor and remember the Canadians who fought in the Vietnam War in the U.S. military and raise public awareness of their contributions.

We invite all Native American and First Nation Vietnam era veterans to be recognized on June 29, 2018.

If you are the spouse of a deceased Native American or First Nations Vietnam era veteran or if you qualify (but have never been previously honored) for the special honor categories of former, living American military POW or surviving spouse, immediate family of unaccounted missing, immediate family of those listed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., and plan to attend the ceremony on June 29, please register at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as soon as possible to receive a pin and a by name certificate at the ceremony.

We are also seeking Native American or First Nations Vietnam veterans willing to be interviewed by a team from the History and Legacy Branch of the Vietnam War 50th Anniversary Commemoration conducted between June 26 and July 3 at the Ojibwe Learning Center and Library, 531 Ashmun Street, Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. Interviews ultimately submitted to the Library of Congress. Advanced scheduling and coordination is required on a first come, first served basis. If you would like to be interviewed, please contact Andrew Ringlee, PhD, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as soon as possible.

Honoring Our Vietnam Veterans at the Soo Rapids

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