Vietnam Veterans to be honored in ceremony in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Vietnam veterans will be honored at a ceremony in Kansas City this week.

Humana, a health insurance company is holding a pinning and proclamation ceremony from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday at its Humana Community location in Kansas City, 215 NE Englewood Road, Suite A, Kansas City, MO 64118. All veterans who served between Nov. 1, 1955 and May 15, 1975, are eligible to participate in the ceremony.

Humana is a partner in a federal program called the Vietnam War Commemoration and Thursday’s ceremony will conclude a veterans’ appreciation week at the Kansas City location.

The Vietnam War Commemoration program began in 2012 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War, and to thank and honor Vietnam veterans. Thousands of organizations across the country will conduct pinning events and activities that recognize Vietnam veterans and their families.