Vietnam Veterans Day

Vietnam Veterans Day 2018

We here at McKeown”s Heating Heating and Air Services are proud and honored to celebrated Vietnam Veterans Day which is set aside every March 29 as a day for Americans to honor the courage and sacrifice of those who served in the Vietnam War.

The U.S. Department of Defense today marked the first anniversary of National Vietnam Veterans Day, an observance introduced a year ago by President Donald Trump to honor veterans who felt alienated for years after the war.

The Pentagon held a wreath-laying ceremony at Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. today honoring the veterans for the first time since Trump signed the Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act of 2017.

About nine million Americans served in the conflict between 1955 and 1975. The Pentagon said it makes no distinction between veterans who served in-county, in-theater or were stationed elsewhere during the 20 years of the conflict.

“During this commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War, we embrace our responsibility to help our Vietnam veterans and their families heal from the heavy toll of war,” Trump said in a presidential proclamation.

“We remember the more than 58,000 whose names are memorialized on a black granite wall in our nation’s capital for having borne the heaviest cost of war.”

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial was dedicated in 1982 and chronologically lists the names of the servicemen and women who died and went missing in the conflict.