HONOR THEIR LEGACY

WAYS TO HONOR OUR VIETNAM VETERANS

We honor all who served on active duty in the U.S. Army and their families at any time between November 1, 1955 - May 15, 1975, regardless of duty location. Please help us honor these brave men and women who served and sacrificed before the opportunity vanishes.

Below are ways to join us in honoring and thanking Vietnam Veterans and their families. We encourage you to develop creative ways to honor their legacy.

  • Thank Vietnam Veterans in Your Local Community

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    Host an annual community-wide commemorative event to thank and honor Vietnam Veterans and their families.

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  • Adopt a Local Care Facility

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    Visit and adopt a local care facility with the intent of thanking and honoring Vietnam Veteran clients.

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  • Share their Stories

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    Invite Vietnam Veterans and/or their families to local events for them to share their stories and discuss the significance of the Vietnam War. Write a news article or record a video to share on digital media. Create and share PSAs around National Vietnam War Day educating the public on the significance of the day and encouraging them to attend local events. See Soldier Stories in history section

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  • Observances

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    Observe anniversaries, individuals, and organizations through social media. Using digital media, key leader engagements, local civic engagements, recognize and publicize all relevant historical dates, anniversaries, and Medal of Honor recipients in the area. Participate in and support annual local events commemorating National Vietnam War Day (29 March).

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  • Highlight Advancements Made During the War

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    Highlight the accomplishments of the Army Medical and Research Development labs which contributed and made major innovations during this period. Highlight the contributions of the respective installation and units during the Vietnam War, with special emphasis on any Vietnam Veterans living in your communities.

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  • Visit an Exhibition

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    Further explore the Vietnam War. Learn the history, see the uniforms and other artifacts and memoriblia from that era in U.S. history.

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  • Become a Commemorative Partner

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    Join the Vietnam War Commemoration Commemorative Partner Program. The Commemorative Partner Program is designed for federal, state and local communities, veterans' organizations, and other non-governmental organizations to assist a grateful nation in thanking and honoring our Vietnam veterans and their families. Commemorative Partners are encouraged to participate in the Commemoration of the Vietnam War by planning and conducting events or activities that will recognize Vietnam veterans and their families' service, valor, and sacrifice.

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Image above: Nearly 700 Vietnam veterans, including Medal of Honor Recipient Michael Thornton (center) and retired Gen. Robert Shoemaker (far right), render honors during the national anthem as it was played during the Vietnam Veterans Welcome Home Ceremony at Fort Hood. May 22, 2012 (Photo Credit: U.S. Army)
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