Who does the Vietnam War Commemoration Honor?
U.S. Armed Forces personnel with active duty service between November 1, 1955, to May 15, 1975, regardless of the 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-country, in-theater or were stationed elsewhere during those 20 years.
Veterans can attend virtual events for National Vietnam War Veterans Day!
Check out this link to find out much more about Vietnam Veteran organizations and events and how to participate in a virtual event today!