Vietnam Veterans Day: Honoring Our Veterans for Their Sacrifice and Courage.

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Vietnam Veterans Day, March 29, 2019: From August 5, 1964 to May 7, 1975, nearly 3 million service members served in Vietnam. The last combat units withdrew from South Vietnam on March 29, 1973. More than 58,000 service members gave the ultimate sacrifice in the Vietnam War. Today we honor them, both the living and the fallen.

When the will defies fear, when duty throws the gauntlet down to fate, when honor scorns to compromise with death — that is heroism.” — Robert Green Ingersoll

Many relatives took to Twitter to thank their loved ones for their sacrifices and courage. Some of them posted pictures, and we asked permission to use those. Some said no, some didn’t respond, even though Twitter is public. We chose only to post the ones that said yes.

Thank you, Lemories, we honor your Father for his service. Thank you and welcome home!

Thank you, Josh! We honor your father for his service!

“No man is entitled to the blessings of freedom unless he be vigilant in its preservation.” — Gen. Douglas MacArthur

It’s a fact that Vietnam Veterans faced hatred and disrespect when they returned from duty. We have interviewed many, some of whom suffer debilitating effects from Agent Orange, PTSD, and other combat-related injuries. They did not deserve dishonor. They deserved respect for their sacrifices.

There were hundreds of medals issued for the Vietnam War, many of them posthumously. Medals of Honor have been awarded to some Vietnam Veterans even after so many years after upgrades. From a war that cost thousands of American lives, in the midst of upheaval at home, politicians who made horrific mistakes, courage was and always will be part of the legacy of America.

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