Dear American Legion Family and Friends,

Thursday   is Vietnam War Veterans Day.

  While we honor our war dead on Memorial Day and our living veterans on   Veterans Day, this is a time when we give a special tribute to those who   served during the Vietnam War. For many, it’s the recognition they deserved   when they returned to America.

  They defended our flag with honor. They supported democracy. They fought in   brutal conditions.

  Yet when many Vietnam War veterans returned to America, they were unwelcomed.   While we cannot change the actions of the past, we can show our support and   gratitude today – something that should have happened 50 years ago.

  In fact, many American Legion posts and members, Sons of The American Legion   squadrons, American Legion Auxiliary units and Riders chapters are supporting   efforts to honor these special veterans. http://www.vietnamwar50th.com/

  Across the nation, ceremonies will honor Vietnam War veterans this Thursday.   Of course, the Vietnam Wall will play a special role in honoring and   remembering those who made the ultimate sacrifice. Throughout the United   States, nearly every state is planning to host commemoration events.

  We should not allow this special day of recognition to fade when the calendar   turns over. Join me in thanking Vietnam veterans for their service not just   this Thursday, but every day.

  Welcome Home.


   Family First.