On 28 March 2017, President Trump signed ‘The Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act of 2017’ into law. This law “encourages the display of the U.S. flag on March 29, National Vietnam War Veterans Day” and designated March 29 as National Vietnam War Veterans Day. For President’s Trump statement, please click here.
March 29th was the date chosen due to Military Assistance Command Vietnam’s deactivation on March 29, 1973. According to the the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration, “[o]ur Commemorative Partners have helped communities publicly and individually thank 2.3 million Vietnam veterans and their families during 15 thousand ceremonies.” Also, more than “11 thousand local, state and national organizations have partnered with us to assist the nation in honoring 6.4 million living Vietnam veterans and the 9 million families of those who served.”
To see a video tribute by General Robert B. Neller, the 37th Commandant of the United States Marine Corps, please click here.
The author, retired Brigadier General Carl Buhler, US Air Force, is the CEO of Buhler Consulting, LLC which specializes in providing consulting services for aircraft maintenance, technology, SBIR, production, logistics, and supply. Carl is a career aircraft maintenance, munitions, and logistics officer. Carl is also a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion, and the Air Force Association.