Chinese Government To Present Medals To Vets In Pierre
Friday, August 11, 2017
PIERRE, S.D. (News Release) -- The Republic of China (Taiwan) will honor 52 South Dakota veterans who served in Taiwan from 1955-1979 at a ceremony hosted by the South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs. According to a release, the ceremony will be held Monday at 1 p.m. in Galleries B & C at the Ramkota Conference Center in Pierre.
On behalf of the Republic of China (ROC) government, the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Denver will present the “US-ROC Mutual Defense Commemorative Badge” to express the country’s appreciation for their service and contributions.
The United States of America and the Republic of China established a Mutual Defense Treaty from 1955 to 1979, which defended Taiwan’s democracy and freedom.
The ceremony will include remarks from Gov. Dennis Daugaard, SDDVA Secretary Larry Zimmerman and Director General Jerry Chang.
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