Aug. 24, 2021

INDIANA – The offices of Rep. Jim Struzzi (R-Indiana), state Sen. Joe Pittman (R-41) and U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey will be hosting a ceremony on Wednesday, Sept. 15 in honor of Indiana County residents who served during the Vietnam War-era. The event will begin promptly at 1 p.m. at Pavilion 1 in Blue Spruce Park, 1128 Blue Spruce Road in Indiana.

“I was approached by Sen. Toomey with a personal invitation to cohost this ceremony and am honored to participate,” Struzzi said. “It will be a privilege to meet these friends and neighbors and have a chance to personally acknowledge their service. I am especially appreciative of the Indiana County commissioners and Indiana County Parks and Trails for the graciously allowing us to use Blue Spruce Park.”

Veterans who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces at any time between Nov. 1, 1955 and May 15, 1975, regardless of location, will be eligible to receive a lapel pin during this ceremony. Family members are also invited to attend the event, which will include refreshments provided by the Indiana County Chamber of Commerce.

“More than 2,100 residents of Indiana County served during the Vietnam War era,” added Pittman. “I hope all who are able will take advantage of this opportunity to be recognized for their sacrifice.”

Vietnam-era veterans who wish to attend should RSVP by the Monday, Sept. 13 deadline to Bailey Frisco in Toomey’s Pittsburgh office at 412-803-3501 or via email to

Representative Jim Struzzi
62nd Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Media Contact: Scott Little
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