The Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act of 2017 was signed into law by 45th U.S. President Donald J. Trump, designating every March 29 as National Vietnam War Veterans Day.
This special day joins six other
military-centric annual observances codified in Title 4 of the
United States Code §6 (i.e., Armed Forces Day, Memorial Day,
Independence Day, National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day, Navy
Day, Veterans Day).
The sacrifices of service members of the
U.S. armed forces, who fought in the Vietnam War, were many.
The 58,297 names of brave ones, who
made the ultimate sacrifice, honorably listed on the Vietnam
Veterans Memorial ... The Wall ... in Washington, D.C.
... along with the valiant service
members still considered missing in action.
They served in Vietnam under six
different presidents. President Truman authorized the first U.S.
advisors to serve with the French, and President Ford was in
office at the conclusion.
Their average age was 23 years old.
Many tens of thousands were disabled. Approximately 7,500 women
served in Vietnam. Most of them were nurses, and 8 were killed
Vietnam War Veterans
The "Vietnam War Veterans" video and the associated narration of
my poem ... pay tribute to those of who valiantly served in Vietnam
with many making the ultimate sacrifice or returning wounded for
life ... all beyond self for country's sake ... regardless of the
political disrespectful mindset that kept them from achieving the
victory they so deserved ... as the greatest generation before them
did in World Wary II and the Korean War! David Bancroft USA Patriotism! founder/owner