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National Vietnam War Veterans Day: March 29, 2024

National Vietnam War Veterans Day will be observed at a ceremony at the Montgomery, AL, Vietnam Veterans' Memorial near the Harrison Road entrance at Greenwood Cemetery at 10:00 a.m. on March 29, 2024. This ceremony will provide a way to thank and honor our nation's Vietnam veterans and their families for their service and sacrifice. The Vietnam War Commemoration honors Armed Forces personnel with active duty service between Nov. 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)

For Veterans with a Facebook account, they can download a frame to place a picture and show their pride for serving. The frame shows the Vietnam War Veterans Day pin and the text "Proud Vietnam War Veteran." For anyone who wants to show appreciation for Vietnam War Veterans, an additional frame can be downloaded. The frame shows the Vietnam War Commemoration logo and the text "I support Vietnam War Veterans." The VA will also release two short videos on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. They will host an online commemoration March 29 with a live webcast and messages of thanks on Facebook. Record a short video and upload it by Friday, March 26 and then watch the event online on March 29 at 1:00 p.m. ET. Veterans can also leave a written message.

 

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