President Donald Trump has recently signed an act of Congress that honors veterans from the war in Vietnam by giving them their own day of recognition, reported the White House.
With the Vietnam War Veterans recognition Act of 2017 March 29 is now recognized as National Vietnam War Veterans Day! All war veterans deserve respect and reverence, and this is a step toward giving all of them the recognition they’ve earned.
The regulation was co-financed by Senator Pat Toomey and Senator Joe Donnelly. The legislation was passed in the Senate past month and very recently got passed in the House.
As the Olean Times Herald reported, Toomey made a phone call on Monday discuss the National Vietnam War Veterans Day. Here’s what he said:
“Some of them were actually treated quite poorly,” he noted. “And that was a tragic period in our history driven by people’s perceptions of the war. Fortunately, that, I think, is behind us now.”
“And I hope and I believe we’ve gotten to a place where the American people realize how much we really should be grateful to the men and the women who served this country in Vietnam during that very, very difficult time,” he continued.
When many Vietnam veterans came back from the war they were attacked, spat on and disparaged. It was a shameful time. Let’s help remedy this.
When Vietnam war veterans first returned they were chastised, spat on, and attacked unforgivably. It is time to erase this black page from our history. It is now left to Trump to sign the bill that will formally recognize this date as the Vietnam Veterans Recognition Day.
Tonight I'm proud to sign S. 305, which encourages the display of the U.S. flag on National Vietnam War Veterans Day tomorrow, March 29th. pic.twitter.com/IetZyMD4F9
— President Trump (@POTUS) March 29, 2017
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