Episode 1057 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a phenomenon sweeping the nation. Finally after fifty years America’s Vietnam Veterans are beginning to receive the gratitude and recognition they were expecting when they came home from serving in Vietnam. Unfortunately they discovered that they were drastically short changed on all that gratitude and recognition when they hit their home shores.
As a result of some form of absurd reasoning anti-war protestors decided to take out their wrath on the innocent (from the standpoint of causing the war to take place) military personnel returning from the War. For years Vietnam Veterans had to endure the burden of a wrongly assigned reputation of being baby killers, drug addicts and generally a bunch of rogues, rascals, scoundrels, good-for-nothings, degenerates and more.
Nothings could be further from the truth. The Vietnam Veteran Generation has proven itself to be as great as any that ever heeded the call of duty from its country. The vast majority of Vietnam Veterans have continued to serve their country in a wide array of civilian pursuits after their service in Vietnam. They have shown that their misguided detractors were wrong. Ninety seven per cent of all Vietnam Veterans received honorable discharges, down through the years Vietnam Veterans have consistently maintained lower unemployment rates compared to their non-veteran contemporaries. Vietnam Veterans have earned twenty per cent more in personal income than their non-veteran contemporaries.
The DoD is leading the way for this phenomenon of growing Vietnam Veteran appreciation by the nation with its program known as the Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War – a 13-year program to honor Vietnam War veterans. One such event in the DoD program recently occurred in Bethesda, Maryland. There was a story in the website The Journal of the Naval Support Activity – Bethesda titled: Event Commemorates Vietnam War’s 50th Anniversary that was submitted by Andrew Damstedt of The Journal. It detailed one event that is honoring our Vietnam Veterans.
Listen to episode 1057 and discover a wonderful story about this unfolding phenomenon of a growing national recognition of our Vietnam Veterans.