How often do you stop and think about the Vietnam veterans and the sacrifices they made for the country? You probably don’t think about it often unless something reminds you of these brave men and women and their families. You will want to take time and remember their sacrifices on National Vietnam War Veterans Day.
March 29th is National Vietnam War Veterans Day, and these veterans who risked their lives are often forgotten about and today is not the day to do that. You do not want to confuse this day with Veterans Day, and the Vietnam War took place from November 1, 1955, to April 30, 1975. There was a conflict between Cambodia, Vietnam, and Laos, the second of the Indochina Wars, which North and South Vietnam fought. The Soviet Union and China supported North Vietnam, and South Vietnam supported the US, Australia, Philippines, Thailand, South Korea, and other countries against communism.
The US had direct involvement until 1973, which also included the Cambodian Civil War and the Laotian Civil War, which ended in 1975. The US soldiers put their lives on the line to support South Vietnam as some did not make it, and the veterans that did may have had to experience amputations from severe injuries. Many of them ended up coming back whether they were physically injured or not with the mental implications of PTSD. Those are also the reasons to show your respect for all veterans and all of the soldiers who lost their lives.
The History Of National Vietnam War Veterans Day
Former US President Barack Obama established March 29, 2012, as National Vietnam War Veterans Day. The purpose was for all Americans to observe the day with ceremonies and activities and programs to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the war. Then on March 28, 2017, Former US President Donald Trump signed the Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act of 2017 to make March 29th the official day to commemorate Americans who fought in the Vietnam War. One of the acts that should be done on that day is to display the US flag to remember all of the brave men and women who risked their lives during the war.
How To Acknowledge National Vietnam War Veterans Day
There are endless ways to acknowledge National Vietnam War Veterans Day as there are plenty of virtual events on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and online commemorations will be hosted which you will want to attend. Participate in activities that commemorate the veterans, and donate to funds that support veterans. Which ever way you commemorate the Vietnam War veterans, share it on social media, and use #NationalVietnamWarVeteransDay in the post.
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