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National Vietnam War Veterans Day - March 29th

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  1. Ernst

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    An act of Congress honoring Vietnam veterans with a day of recognition was signed into law by President Trump on Tuesday, March 29, 2017. March 29 is now designated as National Vietnam War Veterans Day by the Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act of 2017. The U.S. flag is to be flown in commemoration of those who served in Vietnam.

    Forty-five years have passed since the last U.S. troops withdrew from Vietnam. Due to the unpopularity of the war, veterans returning home were often met with disdain and did not receive support or gratitude for their service.

    Today nothing is more sobering than the rapidly decreasing number of surviving men and women who actually served in Southeast Asia. In 2016 there were less than 850,000 surviving Vietnam veterans and we've been losing almost 400 per day. Many deaths are related to Agent Orange. Today it is estimated there are less than 700,000 remaining alive.

    Three suggestions for your consideration:

    First, on March 29th pause for a few minutes to give thanks for the sacrifices these brave men and women made to preserve your freedom.

    Secondly, if you know a Vietnam vet take a minute to personally say thanks for their service.

    Finally, and maybe most importantly, the vast majority of our population was born after Vietnam ended. Take a few minutes to enlighten a young person or a friend on its importance and share a few facts regarding Vietnam. Unfortunately, many don't even know where Vietnam is on a map.

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