FOXBORO (CBS) — Veterans are being honored around the country on Thursday. That includes at Gillette Stadium, where the Patriots hosted a special ceremony for veterans of the Vietnam War.
On Thursday, the Kraft family and the New England Patriots Foundation welcomed 30 Vietnam veterans for the special pinning ceremony. Robert Kraft, Josh Kraft and Andre Tippett presented Vietnam veteran lapel pins to the men and women on hand to recognize, thank and honor them for their service during the Vietnam War.
Gold Star wives and families were also be in attendance and were recognized by the Kraft family and the Patriots Foundation.
Thursday’s ceremony was part of an initiative by United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration to present all of those who served in the Vietnam War with a lapel pin. The Patriots have joined those efforts the last several years, hosting pinning ceremonies on Veterans Day.
In 2018, the Patriots put “The Moving Wall” outside the stadium, a half-size traveling version of the Washington, D.C., Vietnam Veterans Memorial, featuring the names of over 58,000 individuals who died during the Vietnam War.
The Patriots will honor those currently serving this weekend during Sunday’s game against the Cleveland Browns at Gillette Stadium. The Patriots Foundation has already placed several banners outside of the stadium highlighting active duty service members.
Honor & appreciation.
— New England Patriots (@Patriots) November 10, 2021
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