The Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System, along with the Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs and state-wide Veteran Service Organizations, will thank and welcome home Vietnam War era veterans in a special ceremony.

The event will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 29, at the Eugene J. Towbin Medical Center Recreation Center at Fort Roots in North Little Rock, according to a news release.

“All Vietnam War era veterans are welcome to attend the ceremony and receive thanks for their service. As part of the on-going 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War, the VA is presenting special Vietnam Veteran lapel pins to all qualifying Veterans, recognizing, thanking and honoring them for their service during the Vietnam War period,” according to the release.

Living veterans who served in active duty from Nov. 1, 1955, to May 15, 1975, are eligible to receive lapel pins.

“The ceremony is the nation’s way to thank and honor veterans of the Vietnam War, including personnel who were held as prisoners of war or listed as missing in action, for their service and sacrifice on behalf of the United States, and to thank and honor the families of these veterans,” according to the release.