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Episode 2456 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story about how the good people of Louisiana are going to celebrate National Viet Nam Veterans day on March 29. The featured story came from The American Press and was titled: Vietnam vets invited to special ceremony March 29 in Baton Rouge. It was submitted by the American Press Staff.
On March 29, 1973, the Military Assistance Command, Vietnam (MACV) was disbanded as a result of the signing of the Paris Peace Accords. With that event, the last U.S. combat troops departed the Republic of Vietnam.
On March 29, 2012, President Barack Obama proclaimed March 29, 2012, as Vietnam Veterans Day. The proclamation called “upon all Americans to observe this day with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities that commemorate the 50 year anniversary of the Vietnam War.”
Since the establishment of the Day, events across this great nation have been taking place to show national honor for our Vietnam Veterans. In this episode a story about how the day is being honored in Louisiana is featured.
The Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs, East Baton Rouge Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome and the Mayor’s Advisory Council on Veterans Affairs welcome all Vietnam veterans, their families and veteran supporters to attend the statewide Vietnam War 50th Anniversary Commemoration honoring Louisiana’s Vietnam veterans on Wednesday, March 29, Vietnam War Veterans Day, at 10 a.m. at the Raising Cane’s River Center.
Joey Strickland is a retired Colonel who serves as the Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs. He said this, “As a Vietnam veteran who served two combat tours, I know what it felt like to not be welcomed home.”
Listen to episode 2457 and discover more about how the good people of Louisiana are going to celebrate National Viet Nam Veterans day on March 29.