It has been more than 50 years since U.S. soldiers started returning home from Vietnam and were not greeted with the hero’s welcome they deserved. While many are no longer with us, the day to honor those who are is Sunday, March 29. Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day was signed into law in 2017 and all are encouraged to show their respect and appreciation for these heroes by extending a simple, “welcome home.”

Holidays give us a reason to celebrate and recognize the importance of those being honored on that day. Sunday, March 29, is a very important holiday, one that many probably don’t even realize exists as it was only signed into law in 2017, that of Vietnam War Veterans Day, “Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day.”

Our country did these servicemen and women a huge disservice upon their initial return from the Vietnam War, with many being shunned, spit on and worse. It wasn’t until 2017 that the Unite States government decided to honor these war heroes with the greeting they deserved over 50 years ago, that of “Welcome home.”

This day is set aside as a reminder to remember the service of all Vietnam veterans and honor those still here. On Sunday, March 29, if you see a senior citizen wearing a Vietnam veteran hat, or if you know a Vietnam veteran, be sure and show your gratitude and respect for their service with a simple, but heartfelt, “welcome home.”

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