The pinning ceremony is scheduled for Thursday, March 15, after the Yoga Warriors class that veteran Roy Dennington credits with giving him a renewed resilience in his post-war and post trauma life. The pinning will begin about 12:30 p.m. at Central Mass Yoga and Wellness, 45 Sterling Street, No. 28, West Boylston, Mass (top floor of Causeway Mall — intersection of Mass. Rtes. 110 and 12). Belinda Morrone, a retired Air Force colonel and nurse who supported U.S. military air evacuations from the Gulf wars through the ongoing post-911 Mideast conflicts, will present the Vietnam War Veteran pins.
The pins are made available through The Brookfield Institute, a Commemorative Partner with the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration. Care for the Troops, a program of The Brookfield Institute, helps veterans of all eras transition to civilian life and handle the stress and trauma of conflict with resilience and grace.