The Vietnam War symbolized the turbulence and divisiveness of the ’60s & ’70s. Because the war was unpopular, returning veterans were treated poorly and made to feel like pariahs; at the very least, they were not given their due respect & gratitude for serving our country. Now, more than 40 years later, Vietnam veterans will finally receive the recognition they deserve.
Thanks to the Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act of 2017, every March 29th* (starting today) will be officially designated as National Vietnam War Veterans Day; Americans are encouraged to display the US flag to honor those who served in Vietnam. The bipartisan bill (S. 305) was co-authored by Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-IN) and Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) and signed into effect on March 28, 2017.
“At the end of the war, many of our Vietnam veterans didn’t receive the welcome home or the recognition they deserved. This bipartisan bill would help our country honor this generation of veterans who taught us about love of country and service and who deserve to be honored for their selflessness and sacrifice…” ~ Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-IN)
US Wings is a Vietnam veteran-owned business (SFC David Hack, CEO of US Wings, is a decorated Vietnam vet) and we encourage all Americans to fly the US flag. Check out our Flag Collection and our Veteran Collection for items to help you celebrate this historic day as well as other patriotic holidays.
*March 29, 1973 was the day the last remaining American troops withdrew from Vietnam.