On This Date- March 29 Vietnam Veterans Day

March 29, 1973 – US troops leave Vietnam, nine years after the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution
allowed for an increased American military presence in Vietnam. On March 29, 2012, President
Barack Obama proclaimed March 29, 2012, as Vietnam Veterans Day. The proclamation called
“upon all Americans to observe this day with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities
that commemorate the 50 year anniversary of the Vietnam War.” On December 26, 2016, the
Vietnam Veterans Day Coalition of States Council presented a letter to President Elect Donald
Trump and Congressional leadership outlining the history and timeline of cause to establish
March 29 as Vietnam War Veterans Day and requesting that it be one of the first legislations
passed and signed into law during the 115 Congress. On March 28, 2017, President Trump
signed the Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act of 2017. This act officially recognizes March
29 as National Vietnam War Veterans Day. The Act also includes the day among those days on
which the US flag should especially be displayed

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Date

Mar 29 2024

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All Day