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Sunday, March 30, 2014

Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day 2014

In 2011, U.S. Senator Richard Burr, a ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs, encouraged communities across the nation to establish “Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day.”

A resolution was passed unanimously by the United States Senate designating March 30th as “Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day” to honor the return home of our armed services members after serving in Vietnam.

Sadly, our Vietnam Veterans never returned home to the heroes’ welcome they truly deserved. Instead, they were caught in the middle of the turbulent debate surrounding our country’s involvement in that war.

We know these men and women served our county with honor and bravery during the Vietnam War. These veterans deserve our respect, recognition and overwhelming gratitude for their sacrifice.

I ask everyone to take a moment today to recognize and honor all of the men and women who served in the Vietnam War and to remember that today marks the official “Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day”.

“I am only one, but I am one. I can't do everything, but I can do something. The something I ought to do, I can do, and by the grace of God, I will.” ~Everett Hale

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