Vietnam War Veterans Day

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2021 DateMarch 29, 2021
2022 DateMarch 29, 2022
Vietnam War Veterans Day

Vietnam War Veterans Day History

Vietnam War Veterans Day seeks to thank and honor United States Vietnam veterans and their families. This day acknowledges their service and sacrifices. It also recognizes those men and women who were denied a proper welcome when they returned home decades ago. According to uswardogs.org, more than 2.7 million Americans served in Vietnam.

The first Vietnam Veterans Day was in 1974, a year after the last troops were withdrawn from Vietnam. The Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act, signed into law in 2017, designates every March 29th as Vietnam War Veterans Day.

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Vietnam War Veterans Day Facts & Quotes

  • About 2.7 million Americans served in the Vietnam war.
  • According to defense.gov, more than 58,000 Americans were killed in the Vietnam war. Many thousands more were wounded and injured or determined to be missing.
  • The first major battle between US troops and the North Vietnamese army took place on November 14th, 1965. It was called the Battle of la Drang. The skirmish lasted 5 days and took place in the central highlands of South Vietnam.
  • It is a story of Americans from every corner of our nation who left the warmth of family to serve the country they loved. It is a story of patriots who braved the line of fire, who cast themselves into harm's way to save a friend, who fought hour after hour, day after day to preserve the liberties we hold dear - Presidential Proclamation, March 29, 2012

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Vietnam War Veterans Day References and Related Sites

www.defense.gov: Vietnam War Veterans Day
www.uswardogs.org: Vietnam Statistics

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