Every year, March 29th is set aside to observe Vietnam Veterans Day. It has been set aside as a way to honor and thank our Vietnam veterans and their families for their service and sacrifice during that time. Along with this show of honor and appreciation, other objectives of Vietnam Commemoration include: 

Highlighting the service of our Armed forces and the support organizations during the war

Paying tribute to the wartime contributions at home by American citizens

Highlighting the technology, science, and medical advances that were made during the war

Recognizing the contributions of our Allies 

Vietnam Veterans Day recognized the personnel of the U.S Armed Forces who were on active duty service between November 1, 1955, and May 15, 1975. Those numbers include: 

  • 9 million Americans serving during that time period
  • 6.4 million who are living today
  • 2.7 million U.S service members who served in Vietnam
  • 58,000 names which are memorialized on the black granite wall in Washington D.C
  • 304,000 who were wounded 
  • 1,253 who were Missing in Action (MIA) and who have yet to be returned to American soil
  • 2,500 Prisoners of War (POWs)

Do you have a Vietnam Veteran in your life you would like to honor today?