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National Vietnam War Veterans Day

March 29

National Vietnam War Veterans Day 2020

National Vietnam War Veterans Day is observed every year on March 29 and is a way to thank and honor our nation’s Vietnam veterans and their families for their service and sacrifice. There are 5 objectives with Vietnam Commemoration and the other four are:

  • Highlight the service of our Armed Forces and support organizations during the war

  • Pay tribute to wartime contributions at home by American citizens

  • Highlight technology, science and medical advances made during the war

  • Recognize contributions by our Allies.

National Vietnam War Veterans Day will be observed on Sunday, March 29, 2020.

Who does Vietnam War Commemoration Honor?

U.S. Armed Forces personnel with active duty service between November 1, 1955 to May 15, 1975, regardless of location of service which includes:

  • Nine million Americans serving during that time

  • 6.4 million Americans living today

  • 2.7 million U.S. service members who served in Vietnam

  • 58,000 whose names are memorialized on a black granite wall in our Nation’s capital

  • 304,000 who were wounded

  • 1,253 Missing in Action (MIA) heroes who have not yet returned to American soil

  • 2,500 Prisoners of War (POWs)

The commemoration makes no distinction between veterans who served in-county, in-theater, or were stationed elsewhere during those 20 years.

Observing National Vietnam War Veterans Day

Over 11,000 local, state and national organizations, businesses, sports franchises and governmental agencies, including the Department of Veterans Affairs, have committed to be commemorative partners to hosting ceremonies, programs, events and activities that commemorate the 50 year anniversary of the Vietnam War.

Activities Include:

  • Wreath laying ceremony at The Vietnam War Memorial “The Wall”

  • Ceremonies and activities at VA Medical facilities across the country

  • The National Cemetery Administration (NCA) will recognize, honor and thank Vietnam era veterans and their families with commemorative ceremonies

Visit the official DoD site VietnamWar50th.com for a full schedule of local events, resources and history.