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National Vietnam War Veterans Day 2022

March 29, 2022

National Vietnam War Veterans Day is observed every year on March 29 and is a way to thank and honor America’s Vietnam veterans and their families for their service and sacrifice. There are 5 objectives with Vietnam Commemoration and the other four are:

– Highlight the service of our Armed Forces and support organizations during the war

– Pay tribute to wartime contributions at home by American citizens

– Highlight technology, science and medical advances made during the war

– Recognize contributions by our Allies.

Who does Vietnam War Commemoration Honor?

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)

POW/MIA numbers have declined over the years through the Department of Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency’s continuing actions.

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

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