March 29 is National Vietnam War Veterans Day

Published: Mar. 29, 2019 at 10:06 AM EDT
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Friday is National Vietnam War Veterans Day in the United States.

On March 28, 2017, President Trump signed into law The Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act of 2017, establishing The National Vietnam War Veterans Day that will be celebrated each year on March 29.

Approximately 2.7 million American men and women served in Vietnam. America's involvement in Vietnam lasted from 1957 until 1975.

President Trump, in his 2017 presidential proclamation, stated: "Throughout this Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War, and every March 29 thereafter, we will honor all those who answered our Nation's call to duty. We vow to never again confuse personal disapproval of war with prejudice against those who honorably wear the uniform of our Armed Forces. With conviction, our Nation pledges our enduring respect, our continuing care, and our everlasting commitment to all Vietnam veterans."

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