Corpus Christi Hooks and Humana to Honor, Recognize Vietnam Veterans in Pinning Ceremony at May 23 Game
May 23, 11:23 am
May 23, 6:15 pm
The Corpus Christi Hooks Baseball Club, Double-A affiliate of the Houston Astros, and Humana, a leading health and well-being company, are partnering to host a Vietnam War Commemoration Veterans Pinning Ceremony on Thursday, May 23, 2019, during Blue Ghosts Weekend, when the Hooks become the Blue Ghosts in honor of the USS Lexington.
Veterans who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces between Nov. 1, 1955, and May 15, 1975, regardless of location, are eligible to participate in the ceremony.
Free tickets to the game are available to local Vietnam-era veterans interested in participating in the ceremony. Vietnam-era veterans are asked to fill out an interest form at either the Humana neighborhood location (4117 S. Staples Street, Corpus Christi) or stopping by any of the 18 VFW District 6 posts. For more information call Humana at (361) 792-7950.
Everyone attending the May 23 game is encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the Coastal Bend Food Bank. The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. (VFW) Texas District 6 and Humana are partnering to host a food and fund drive that will kick-off at the game. One in five households served by a local food bank has at least one member who has served in the U.S. military.
The President and Congress established the Vietnam War Commemoration program in 2012 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War, and to thank and honor Vietnam veterans. According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, 9 million Americans served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces during the Vietnam War; approximately 7 million are living today. For more on the program, visit www.vietnamwar50th.com.
To reach these large numbers, the program has enlisted the assistance of many thousands of Commemorative Partner organizations at the local, state and national levels to conduct pinning events and activities that recognize Vietnam veterans and their families in their local communities.
Humana is a Commemorative Partner for the Vietnam War Commemoration, a federal program, and is proud to support and salute Vietnam veterans.