Vietnam Veterans Day 2020

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Americans celebrate Vietnam Veterans Day annually on March 29 thanks to a measure signed into law by President Donald Trump in 2017.

The holiday, officially known as National Vietnam War Veterans Day, was made official by Trump through the “Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act of 2017,” and encourages Americans to display the U.S. flag in honor of Vietnam veterans.

U.S. Armed Forces personnel with active duty service between November 1, 1955 to May 15, 1975, regardless of location of service which includes:

  • Nine million Americans serving during that time
  • 6.4 million Americans living today
  • 2.7 million U.S. service members who served in Vietnam
  • 58,000 whose names are memorialized on a black granite wall in our Nation’s capital
  • 304,000 who were wounded
  • 1,253 Missing in Action (MIA) heroes who have not yet returned to American soil
  • 2,500 Prisoners of War (POWs)

The commemoration makes no distinction between veterans who served in-county, in-theater, or were stationed elsewhere during those 20 years.

Eric Johnson and Commander Chuck Clark having just placed the wreath at the Beverly Hospital Vietnam Memorial March 28, 2020
Wrath that was placed for Vietnam Veterans Day at The Memorial at Ellis Square March 28, 2020
Eric Johnson and Commander Chuck Clark at Vietnam Memorial at Essis Square March 28, 2020
Cory Paulette and Commander Chuck Clark at Vietnam Memorial at Beverly Hospital March 28, 2020

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