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Congressman Kean announces Vietnam Veterans Commemoration Program

NEW JERSEY – Congressman Tom Kean, Jr. (NJ-07) Tuesday announced he is partnering with the United States Vietnam Veterans Commemoration Program, a program authorized by Congress, to thank and honor the nation’s Vietnam Veterans and their families for service and sacrifice. 

The Congressman will be hosting an event in March at which he will recognize Vietnam Veterans from the 7th Congressional District with a unique commemorative lapel pin and certificate.

“There are over 350,000 veterans in the state of New Jersey, many of whom have served in the Vietnam War,” Kean said. “This program is a great way to honor Vietnam veterans with recognition through the United States of America Vietnam Commemoration Program. Their services and sacrifices to our nation deserve to be acknowledged and celebrated.” 

 Who is eligible for the Commemoration Program? 

Living U.S. veterans who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces at any time during the period of November 1, 1955, to May 15, 1975.  Veterans may have served in-country, in-theater, or who were stationed elsewhere during the Vietnam War period.

Veterans must currently reside in New Jersey’s 7th Congressional District. The deadline to nominate a veteran is Feb. 26, 2024.

To nominate a veteran, click here.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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