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March 29th: National Vietnam War Veterans Day

National Vietnam War Veterans Day

On March 29, our great nation recognizes National Vietnam War Veterans Day on the 50th anniversary of the date the last combat troops left South Vietnam. We honor Vietnam Veterans and their families for their service and sacrifice and remember the men and women who put the lives of others ahead of their own to serve during one of America’s longest foreign wars.

National Vietnam War Veterans Day is a time to pay special tribute to the 9 million Americans who served during the Vietnam War era (active duty any time from 11/1/1955 to 5/15/75, regardless of location), to the 58,000 names memorialized on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., and to those who never received the recognition they deserved when they returned to America from war.

Click here to take a few minutes to learn about some interesting statistics about the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall!

Why was March 29th chosen as the day to recognize National Vietnam Veterans Day?:
March 29 was chosen as National Vietnam War Veterans Day because on March 29, 1973, Military Assistance Command, Vietnam (MACV) was disbanded and the last U.S. combat troops departed the Republic of Vietnam. The last unit was elements of MACV’s Infantry Security Force (Special Guard), actually special couriers. Additionally, on and around this same day, it is believed that Hanoi released the last of its acknowledged prisoners of war.

On March 29, 2012, President Barack Obama proclaimed March 29, 2012, as Vietnam Veterans Day. The proclamation called “upon all Americans to observe this day with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities that commemorate the 50 year anniversary of the Vietnam War.”

On December 26, 2016, the Vietnam Veterans Day Coalition of States Council presented a letter to President Elect Donald Trump and Congressional leadership outlining the history and timeline of cause to establish March 29 as Vietnam War Veterans Day and requesting that it be one of the first legislations passed and signed into law during the 115 Congress.

On March 28, 2017, President Donald Trump signed the Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act of 2017. This act officially recognizes March 29 as National Vietnam War Veterans Day.

This 50th anniversary, please join Veteran Owned Business (VOB) as we remember and thank family members, friends, neighbors and complete strangers who served in the Vietnam War. You can also attend events and pinning ceremonies held nationwide to commemorate these courageous individuals. Together, we can ensure current and future generations never forget the service and sacrifice of Vietnam Veterans!

Click here to take a few minutes to learn about some interesting statistics about the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall!

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