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Carl Spaatz Museum Commemorates Viet Nam War Veterans Day

by The General Carl Spaatz Museum

Mar 11, 2022

The General Carl Spaatz USAAF Museum will commemorate the 2022 National Viet Nam War Veteran’s Day during the weekend of Saturday and Sunday, March 26 & 27 with a special exhibit of the Viet Nam war era memorabilia. All veterans will receive a $5 discount off admission to the museum exhibits and tours on this weekend.

On March 29, our Nation will commemorate National Vietnam War Veterans Day on its 50th anniversary. National Vietnam War Veterans Day is acknowledged on March 29 every year, honoring anyone who served during its 20-year time. Since respect and combat support wasn’t immediately given to those who served after the war ended because of the number of deaths, the day was founded in 2017 to finally offer that respect to everyone involved.

Understanding that it wasn’t the soldiers’ choices to go to war, U.S. Senators Pat Toomey, R-Pa., and Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., introduced the legislation proposing the anniversary of the withdrawal of military units from South Vietnam as the date. It was President Donald Trump who signed the Act on March 29, calling for U.S. flags to be flown on this day to honor everyone who served during this time, whether they were in Vietnam or not.

Every year since it was founded in 2017, this national day has continued to be recognized on March 29. Aside from honoring those who fought, four other parts of this day that are meant to be highlighted are the service of the Armed Forces and support organizations during the war; the wartime contributions at home; the advancements in technology, science, and medicine; and the contributions by American allies.

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