2015-10-02 / Your City

DAR to host Vietnam Veteran Appreciation Night

Submitted to The Champion

All Vietnam veterans are invited to attend a complimentary Pasta Dinner and Award Ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 17, beginning with the meal at 5 p.m. and followed by the ceremony at 6:30 p.m. at Leominster Veterans Center, 100 West St., Leominster.

This event is sponsored by Capt. John Joslin Jr. Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, as one of its service projects as a Commemorative Partner of the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration. See www.vietnamwar50th.com for more details. The Commemorative Committee includes all who served both in country and out of country from 1955-75, as the U.S. had advisors involved early on.

Also helping with the event are Blue Star Mothers Chapter No. 1, President Richard Early of Vietnam Veterans Association No. 116, Leominster Veterans’ Director Richard Voutour, local high school students and others. Life Care Centers of America is donating the food.

For more information, please call Elaine Perreault at (978) 537-0850 or email elaineperr@verizon.net with the subject line “Pasta Dinner” by the Oct. 3 meal deadline.

In addition, the chapter is asking attendees who wish to support the local scholarship fund by donating $10 per attendee, with checks made out to Leominster Vietnam Veterans Scholarship Trust.

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