Ceremony Honoring Vietnam Veterans - Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Houston, Texas
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Ceremony Honoring Vietnam Veterans

Vietnam Veteran Clifford Morris

Vietnam Veteran Clifford Morris, Army, 1st Cavalry Division

By Todd Goodman
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Houston National Cemetery will host a ceremony to thank and honor Veterans of the Vietnam War, including Prisoners of War and those Missing in Action on Monday, March 25, at 8:45 a.m.  All Vietnam Veterans are invited to attend the event at the Cemetery, which is located at 10410 Veterans Memorial Drive in Houston. 

This events affords the VA and the community the opportunity to once again thank these Veterans for their service and sacrifice on behalf of the United States. The event also will include a pinning ceremony for all Vietnam Veterans in attendance.

“It’s nice to be honored,” said Vietnam Veteran Clifford Morris, Army, 1st Cavalry Division. “To me, it doesn’t bother me that we were not recognized {when we returned from war} because I wasn’t in the infantry. The corporate sector recognized us, though. They hired us first. It’s nice to be recognized.”

More than 58,000 U.S. troops lost their lives in service to their Nation during this war and more than 300,000 were wounded.

In 2017, the president signed the Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act, which designates March 29 of each year as National Vietnam War Veterans Day. March 29 was designated as this was the day that the final servicemembers withdrew from Vietnam.

Air Force and Vietnam Veteran Dan Unger said, “A lot of brave men and women went willingly when asked. It’s never too late to say, ‘Thank you.’”

For more information about the event, call the Houston National Cemetery at 281-447-8686.


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