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