December 9, 2019

National Vietnam War Veterans Day (3/29)

President Donald J. Trump signed the Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act of 2017 making March 29th a National Holiday.

“To ensure the sacrifices of the 9 million heroes who served during this difficult chapter of our country’s history are remembered for generations to come, I sign into law the Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act of 2017, designating March 29 of each year as National Vietnam War Veterans Day.  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 again 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.”

Please join the members of the James Stewart Chapter, NSDAR, in thanking our Vietnam veterans on this day and all of those to come, for their service to our country.

It is never too late to say, “Thank you for your service” and “Welcome Home” to our veterans.

Plan a visit to one of the county’s veteran’s park and pay your respects to these men and women.

On this day, let us also remember the families and loved ones that stayed behind and prayed for them.

The Vietnam War Commemoration honors US Armed Forces personnel with active service from November 1, 1955, to May 15, 1975, regardless of location of service which includes:

  • Nine million Americans serving during that time

  • 7 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)

One of the largest patriotic women’s organizations in the world, DAR has more than 185,000 members in approximately 3,000 chapters across the country and in several foreign countries.

DAR strives to promote historic preservation, education and patriotism with commemorative events, service to veterans, community service, and much more. For additional information about DAR please visit www.dar.org.

You may also contact your local James Stewart Chapter at jamesstewartchapterdar@gmail.com or call Pamela Lyle, Regent, at (770) 856-3354.

Please contact us to see how you can serve, “God, Home and Country.”

Comments

  1. BONITA Hulsman says

    I’m so proud to have this opportunity to thank all those men who fought for the freedom. My husband served. And I want to say WELCOME HOME TO ALL THE MEN AND WOMEN WHO SERVED. MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

  2. John shepherd says

    Thank you to all Vietnam soldiers for going over there to defend our country! My husband was there and received a bronze star for saving his Captain and a private’s life during hostile fire at the young age of 18 years old!

  3. Christopher Michael S. Cellinese says

    I didn’t know this existed until an old HS girlfriend sent me a thank you. I gave up on any Americans giving a Darn about us 48 years ago when I came home.

    :> Christopher> US Combat Veteran-Vietnam, 1968-69 & 1970-71, In Country. God Bless all my Vietnam Brothers and Sisters, the US Army Nurses who kept us together.. Love Them All.

  4. Lawrence T. Lipford says

    Lawrence T. Lipford To all Viet Nam Veterans, We need all of the Heard County Veterans in Heard County to come Join us at the American Legion Post 148 in Heard County at the American Legion Post on the first Tuesday of each month. There are quite a few of us Vietnam Veterans that are active members and serve there please contact Durrell Langley, Adjutant of the Post 148. It is $30.00 a year that and well worth the money. It is all about Veterans Helping Veterans.

  5. Lawrence T. Lipford says

    Lawrence T. Lipford, As a Vietnam Veteran it is a great honor to have my dad Thomas Lipford, a World War Two Veteran and the only one left in Post 148 to serve at the same post that I am also a member of. It was a great honor for me to see him honored as he approaches his 100th birthday on May 30th 2019. 1919 was also the same year that our American Legion was started.

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