Veterans Encouraged to Wear Military Medals on Memorial Day

Nicholson: Show Pride, Teach Younger Generations

WASHINGTON – To show their pride in military service and teach younger generations about the value of serving our nation, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Jim Nicholson urged veterans across the country to pin on their military medals on Memorial Day, May 28.

“Wearing their medals demonstrates the deep pride our veterans have in their military service,” said Nicholson. “It also reminds all American citizens — especially the young — about the sacrifices our veterans have made for their freedom.”

He encouraged veterans to display their medals no matter what they are doing on Memorial Day, but especially when attending public events. Nicholson said he believes the movement will become a tradition. Nicholson first urged veterans to wear their military decorations last Veterans Day under a program called “Veterans Pride Initiative.”

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