Thanksgiving day for Vietnam veterans / National Vietnam War Veterans Day

Thanksgiving day for Vietnam veterans / National Vietnam War Veterans Day


On the National Day of the Vietnam War for Veterans, there will be events to mark the Vietnam veterans' service. Many public buildings will fly the US flag on that day and many private citizens will also do so.

This is a day that we can thank at least one veteran for his service or buy some veteran food. Everywhere in the United States on this day there are commemorative events, speeches, honourable ceremonies and lunches.

A great way to celebrate the Vietnam Veterans Day National Day is to visit the Vietnam Veterans Memorial of War in Washington.

Vietnam Veterans Day National Day

Over the past few years, 45 countries have celebrated Vietnam's National Vietnam Veteran's Day either annually or for the year in which it came into force. But not everyone was celebrating it on a date. Some states celebrated it on March 29, and some celebrated it on March 30. Many people believe that March 29 is a more appropriate date when the last prisoners of war were returned to the United States and when all the combat parts were removed from the war.

On February 26, 1974, a statement was issued inviting the people of the United States to celebrate March 29, 1974, as the National Day of Vietnamese Military Veterans. According to this declaration, all civil servants are called to fly the US flag in all public buildings and the declaration calls on civil and patriotic organizations to support any ceremonies or events observed on that day and related to this event.

On March 28, 2017, President Donald Trump signed the “Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act of 2017.” This bill amended title 4 of United States Code to encourage the flying of the American flag on National Vietnam War Veterans Day every year on March 29.

According to the U.S Department of Defense, over 8 million U.S troops served all over the world during Vietnam. Of these 8 million soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines, over 58,000 of them died in-theatre. National Vietnam War Veterans Day is a commemorative holiday in the United States which recognizes the sacrifices that veterans and their families made during the Vietnam War. It is also a day to give proper recognition to the men and women who returned home from that war and didn’t receive a proper welcome home.

The Vietnam War was the longest war in United States history. The war was also a very divisive time in the United States, as well as through much of Europe and Australia. Many veterans who returned home either didn’t receive any recognition for their service, didn’t receive the proper amount of recognition for their service or were outright protested against. These veterans would come home to a country divided over the debate about the war and many veterans had trouble readjusting to civilian life in the U.S.

As time passed, however, public sentiment about Vietnam veterans began to soften. While many people still viewed the war as wrong, they now felt that veterans of that war were only doing their duty to their county. Nowadays, many Vietnam veterans are finally receiving recognition for their service.

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