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Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day
By AlphaNews
3/30/2015 2:17:00 PM
March 2015:

Forty-two years ago today all U.S. troops were withdrawn from the Vietnam region after years of war. When they arrived back home there were no crowds to greet them, no parades, no ceremonies thanking them for their service such as the ones held after each World War. Some even shamed the servicemen for being involved in what turned out to be a controversial war.

The United States Congress voted to change that in the early 2000s and proclaimed March 30th as “Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day.” The day is a chance to thank those who served during the long conflict in Southeast Asia and honor them for their bravery and sacrifice.

The United States got involved with the Vietnam War because the government felt that if South Vietnam fell to communism the entire region would be at risk. U.S. Armed Forces started to aid the South Vietnamese in 1961 and by 1965 troops were deployed to the area. The war went on for several years until the withdrawal under the Treaty of Paris in March 1973.

To recognize this day many different events are held to honor those who fought in the Vietnam War. Local VA chapters, schools and state governments all take part. Alpha Industries had the chance to participate in a recent Vietnam Veterans of America Conference in Knoxville, TN, right near our warehouse. Vietnam Vets from eight different states gathered for four days of workshops, meetings and banquets to discuss issues they face today as well as recognize and remember the sacrifices they made during their service. Take a look at photos from the event.


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