March 30, 1973 is the date when U.S. troops withdrew from Vietnam and returned to a politically divided country that never properly acknowledged their return home.
Thirty-eight years later, the United States Senate has declared March 30 as “Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day.”
The resolution was introduced for a second consecutive year on February 16 by Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs and passed unanimously in the U.S. Senate this March.
In a Ranking Member press release, Senator Burr said, “By setting March 30th aside as a day to focus on our Vietnam veterans, we can show our unified gratitude for their service and the sacrifices that these veterans made on our behalf.”
Vietnam veterans in communities across the country are finally – and officially – being given the honor, respect and recognition they have long-deserved.
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