National Vietnam War Veterans Day
The Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act designates that on March 29th of each year is National Vietnam War Veterans Day. It was on March 29, 1973 that U.S. troops and personnel withdrew from South Vietnam. This spotlights and gives everybody the chance to recognize, honor, and thank our Vietnam Veterans and their families for their service and sacrifice during one of the longest wars in the history of the United States of America. This day acknowledges the 2.7 million Americans who served in Vietnam, the 304,000 who were wounded and the 58,000 who were killed during the war.
According to the Department of Housing and Urban Development there are approximately 20,000 Vietnam veterans who are homeless. It’s also estimated that 271,000 Vietnam veterans currently suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder.
National Vietnam War Veterans Day helps bring some peace to Vietnam veterans who when we came home weren't shown the respect that was given to previous Americans returning from war.