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EPL to host Vietnam vets 50th anniversary event

The Evanston Vet Center and the Evanston Public Library will host a 50th commemorative event to honor Vietnam War Veterans at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 16, at the library, 1703 Orrington Ave.

The Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of Defense and thousands of other organizations across the country are joining together in the U.S. Vietnam War Commemoration to honor Vietnam Veterans throughout 2016, to mark the 50th anniversary of the final withdrawal of U.S. troops from Vietnam.

The event will feature speakers, including Cook County Commissioner and Veteran Larry Suffredin. Vietnam Veterans in attendance will be individually recognized with a commemorative pin. Refreshments will be provided.

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