BRISTOL - American Legion Post 2 and the Bristol Public Library will be presenting Vietnam veterans with pins on June 2.
The American Legion post and the library invited Vietnam Veterans to register before April 30 to be a part of the presentation.
The pins are being issued by the Department of Defense to be presented to all living Vietnam veterans through its Vietnam War Commemoration program.
The lapel pin can only be presented through a Vietnam War Commemoration Partner, which Bristol Public Library became in 2016.
The pinning ceremony will take place at 1 p.m. around the library flagpole if the weather is good. In case of inclement weather, the event will be moved inside to the lower level.
There are ramps and elevators at the library for those who can’t use stairs and there will be seating at both sites. The library and the City of Bristol will also present a ‘thank you’ certificate, and refreshments will be served.
“The American Legion is doing its job,” said Neal Supranovich, historian with American Legion Post 2. “Our post is made up of veterans and their families and we are doing our part to recognize and help veterans.”
In the fall, the American Legion will also be planning another pinning which will include neighboring towns.
Brian M. Johnson can be reached at 860-973-1806 or firstname.lastname@example.org.