On March 21, combined veteran’s organizations of the North Texas conducted a commemorative event to recognize and honor all those who served during the Vietnam War and their families.
Frontiers of Flight Museum, Dallas Love Field
6911 Lemmon Ave, Dallas, TX
Take a look at the event story coverage on the Air & Space Association website:
AFA In Action: AFA’s Seidel Chapter Holds
Vietnam Veterans Commemoration Ceremony
Watch the Vietnam Anniversary Event - click the video below
The National Anthem was sung by Donald Jones from the Dallas Opera. The speakers were Texas Congressman 3rdDistrict Keith Self, Honorable Allen Clark, and Natan Ton-That a Vietnamese refugee. Local artist Colin Kimball displayed a collection of portraits of Texas Vietnam heroes. Commemorative lapel pins were presented to Vietnam- era veterans (Nov 1955-May 1975) and surviving spouses.
National Vietnam War Veterans Day
Across the Nation, Americans are uniting to thank and honor Vietnam veterans and their families for their service and sacrifice. This is the main focus of The United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration—a national 50th anniversary commemoration, authorized by Congress, established under the secretary of defense, and launched by President Barack Obama in 2012. Congress penned a total of five objectives, with the primary being to thank and honor our Vietnam veterans and their families, for their service and sacrifice on behalf of the Nation.
Thousands upon thousands of organizations—our Commemorative Partners—have joined us in the noble mission of honoring our
7 million Vietnam veterans, living at home and abroad, and the 10 million families of all who served. Publicly and individually, Vietnam veterans are being presented with a Vietnam Veteran Lapel Pin ... a lasting memento of the Nation's thanks. Learn more about how you can get involved.
If you are a Vietnam veteran, find commemorative events in your area, where you and your family will be honored and you can receive your Vietnam Veteran Lapel Pin.
Retired U.S. Army Colonel Albert Nahas, himself a Vietnam veteran, wrote in his book Warriors Remembered, “We had no expectations but to serve where duty called us. We asked for no reward except a nation's thanks.”
"Join the Nation … thank a Vietnam veteran!"
Statistics by the Department of Veterans Affairs published last year indicate that the number of Vietnam veterans who served on active duty from November 1, 1955 – May 15, 1975 is actually larger than we previously thought. It has been confirmed that this number is in fact closer to 7 million, representing more than 6.7 million men and nearly 300 thousand women veterans living in America and abroad! This is wonderful news!