Vietnam War

Vietnam Veterans Day

March 29, 2019

Vietnam Veterans Day – March 29th. A day set aside to remember and honor all those who served during the Vietnam War.

The tumultuous 1960s brought civil unrest to the forefront as people protested this war like no other.

Our Vietnam Veterans did not return home to a grateful country, but one that blamed them for their part in the war. What should have been a heroes welcome became a war of a different kind. People chose to fight the soldier instead of the establishment. Young men and women called to serve their country, just as in generations past, were treated far differently than any other generation’s military personnel. This became an ugly black mark on a nation who seemed to have stumbled into moral decay by neglecting one of its core values – freedom and liberty for all.

Let us strive to correct the injustice and honor those who served.

To our Vietnam Veterans, we salute you and we thank you.

Vietnam Veterans Day

The Three Soldiers, Vietnam Veterans Memorial - Washington, D.C.
Vietnam Memorial Soldiers by Frederick Hart. One of the most visited monuments in Washington, D.C. is Hart’s heroic bronze statue The Three Soldiers, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, dedicated by President Ronald Reagan in 1984.

Carol M. Highsmith’s America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.

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