Honor Vietnam veterans on March 29

Honor Vietnam veterans on March 29

Several years ago, President Trump signed into law the “Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act of 2017,” establishing a National Vietnam War Veterans Day that will be observed each year on March 29.

The members of the American Legion would like to use this day to honor and to thank America’s Vietnam War veterans. All who served during that war deserve recognition for their service and sacrifice. Most received neither recognition nor thanks, particularly those who served in the war zone upon their return from that conflict. Many veterans, and their families, continue to pay a price for answering the call of their nation and serving honorably in an unpopular war.

The Department of Veterans Affairs estimates that more than 500 Vietnam-era veterans die each day. While we can, it behooves every American to personally thank these veterans, and their families, for their service to our nation. Please, take a moment on Sunday, March 29, and thank these veterans with a long overdue, “Welcome home!”

Michael Silvia, commander

Skip Sweeney, past 

Balfour-Cole Post 64

American Legion