March 29 is National Vietnam War Veterans Day
March 29 is designated as National Vietnam War Veterans Day and is set aside to pay special tribute to the 9 million Americans who served during the Vietnam War era, to the 58,000 names memorialized on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., and to those who never received the recognition they deserved when they returned to America from war.
March 29, 1973, is the day U.S. Military Assistance Command, Vietnam was disestablished and the day the last U.S. combat troops departed Vietnam. Also on that day, Operation Homecoming was completed when the last of 591 U.S. prisoners were released and returned to the United States.
American Legion posts are supporting efforts to honor these veterans, along with other ceremonies held across the nation. The United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration page has a variety of resources to promote National Vietnam War Veterans Day events. If your post is hosting an event, please let us know by emailing email@example.com. And after your event is completed, please remember to share the stories and photos on legiontown.org.