During the September 8th 2017 post meeting, the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration (VWC) presented the Loudoun County VFW with its flag and certificate in appreciation for the support the post has given the organization as a commemorative partner. Post members in attendance who are Vietnam era veterans were also presented with commemorative pins in appreciation to for their service. Coordination between the VWC and Post 1177 was led by Post 1st Year Trustee Stan Dixon.
The commemorative program was created to meet the following objectives:
- To thank and honor veterans of the Vietnam War, including personnel who were held as prisoners of war (POW), or listed as missing in action (MIA), for their service and sacrifice on behalf of the United States and to thank and honor the families of these veterans.
- To highlight the service of the Armed Forces during the Vietnam War and the contributions of Federal agencies and governmental and non-governmental organizations that served with, or in support of, the Armed Forces.
- To pay tribute to the contributions made on the home front by the people of the United States during the Vietnam War.
- To highlight the advances in technology, science, and medicine related to military research conducted during the Vietnam War.
- To recognize the contributions and sacrifices made by the allies of the United States during the Vietnam War.
Per Presidential Proclamation, the Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War will be honored between May 28, 2012 to November 11, 2025.
More information about the VWC can be found here