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March, 29th 1973 marked the homecoming for combat troops and support personnel who were serving in South Vietnam. When the soldiers returned home from war, many were not greeted with a warm welcome. Even fewer were recognized for their service and sacrifices. Thankfully today, we finally have a president who appreciates the military.
From Stars and Stripes:
March 29th is now National Vietnam War Veterans Day, thanks to a bill sponsored by Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey and signed into law this week by President Donald Trump. The measure, which was co-sponsored by Indiana Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly, permanently designates the day for honoring Vietnam War veterans.
The bill was also endorsed by the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Vietnam Veterans of America. Senator Toomey, speaking about the poor treatment of Vietnam vets after the war said:
“In the years following the Vietnam War, people and organizations across the country took it upon themselves to right this wrong by honoring the sacrifice and dedication to service our Vietnam veterans displayed.”
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Millions of Americans, were openly hostile about the war in Vietnam, and the soldiers received the brunt of their anger. Unfortunately, we are seeing similar attitudes towards the military today, especially from liberal-minded millennials.
Sadly, They have been indoctrinated to believe that America is at fault for 9/11 and for the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. They hate the war and the warrior who fights in it.
The good news is that there are still plenty of us red-blooded patriots who do support our country’s fighting men and women, and appreciate the sacrifices they make for our freedom. And we will gladly set-aside one more day of the year to acknowledge their bravery. It’s an honor that’s 40 years overdue.