A Vietnam War Commemoration ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, March 29, at the Pine Bluff Convention Center.


Vietnam veterans who served in the military between Nov. 1, 1955, and May 15, 1975, will be welcomed home in the ceremony, according to a news release.


To participate in the ceremony, Vietnam veterans should register by 4 p.m. Friday, March 20. Registration is available on the Arkansas Department of Veteran Affairs website at http://www.veterans.arkansas.gov/ or by calling Lauren Bland at Area Agency on Aging of Southeast Arkansas, 870-543-6300.


Area Agency on Aging of Southeast Arkansas, the City of Pine Bluff, Arkansas State Council and Chapter 815 Pine Bluff, Vietnam Veterans of America Inc., and the Pine Bluff Convention Center are hosting the event. The agencies have partnered with the Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs to bring the celebration to Pine Bluff, according to a news release.


Veterans are encouraged to arrive early at the celebration March 29. The doors will open at 11 a.m. Veterans and their family members will also have access to one-on-to one counseling on VA healthcare and benefits as well as other state programs for veterans. The event is open to registered veterans, their family members and their guests, according to release.


Vendors interested in booth space should call Samantha Stichert 870-543-6300.