PFD Remembers our Vietnam Veterans
March 29 is National Vietnam War Veterans Day. The Plainview Fire Department remembers the sacrifices and service of all those who served during this time.
Amongst the members of the Plainview Fire Department are Vietnam veterans that on on this day, and every day, are remembered for the time they spent in a land far away, in harms way.
March 29th was chosen to be observed in perpetuity as it was the day, March 29, 1973, the United States Military Assistance Command Vietnam was disestablished, and the day the last U.S. combat troops departed Vietnam.
In addition, on and around this same day Hanoi released the last of its acknowledged prisoners of war.
This National Commemoration was authorized by Congress, established under the Secretary of Defense, and launched by the President under the “Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act of 2017,” to thank and honor our nation’s Vietnam veterans and their families for their service and sacrifice.
These inclusive dates have been selected for this commemoration to maximize the recognition of the United States military veterans who served on active duty during the Vietnam War period. No distinction is being made between veterans who served in-country, in theater or who were stationed elsewhere during the Vietnam War period. All were called to serve, and the overwhelming majority served honorably and admirably.
Welcome home Vietnam veterans, welcome home!