Vietnam War 50th Anniversary Commemoration - Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Houston, Texas
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Vietnam War 50th Anniversary Commemoration

Vietnam War 50th Anniversary Commemoration

Vietnam War 50th Anniversary Commemoration

Friday, March 4, 2016

The Houston VA will be hosting a Vietnam War 50th Anniversary Commemoration on Tuesday, March 29th, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. in the 4th Floor Auditorium to honor our patients and employees who are Veterans of the Vietnam War. Our nation’s Vietnam War commemoration is a long-overdue opportunity for all Americans to recognize, honor, and thank our Vietnam Veterans and their families for their service and sacrifices during one of America’s longest wars.

VA, along with nearly 9,000 organizations across the country, has joined with the Department of Defense as a commemorative partner to honor our Nation’s Vietnam Veterans. March 29, 2016 has been designated as a day for VA to express our tremendous gratitude and support to this generation of Americans through ceremonies across the nation.

This commemoration recognizes all men and women who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces during the U.S. involvement in Vietnam—November 1, 1955, to May 15, 1975.  Nine million Americans, approximately 7.2 million living today, served during that period, and the commemoration makes no distinction between Veterans who served in-country, in-theater or were stationed elsewhere during those 20 years.  All answered the call of duty.

This commemoration has special significance for those of us at VA because of our honored mission to serve those who have “borne the battle.”  It’s also an opportunity to remember our VA colleagues who served in this generation of Veterans, to extend our heartfelt appreciation to them and to their families who shared the burden of their loved one’s service.

Resources:

Vietnam War Commemoration Site

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