March 29 Is National Vietnam Veterans Day
Published: March 29th, 2024
By: Sarah Genter

March 29 is National Vietnam Veterans Day A monument dedicated to Vietnam War veterans in West Park in Norwich. March 29 is recognized as National Vietnam Veterans Day to honor US military veterans who served in the Vietnam War. (Photo by Sarah Genter)

CHENANGO COUNTY — In 2008, New York State enacted a law designating March 29 as National Vietnam Veterans Day. This day is dedicated to honoring the US military veterans who served during the Vietnam War.

The National Conference of State Legislatures states that "Vietnam Veterans Day commemorates the sacrifices of Vietnam veterans and their families and is part of a national effort to recognize the men and women who were denied a proper welcome upon returning home more than 40 years ago."

It is generally viewed that on March 29, 1973, remaining combat troops were withdrawn from Vietnam, and the last prisoners of war held in North Vietnam arrived home to American soil.


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