Marking National Vietnam War Veterans Day

Signed into law last year by the President to honor veterans, on Thursday, March 29, 2018, the US recognizes servicemen and women of that time. The annual day is for those who served during the longest conflict in United States history, from 1955 to 1973.

Sadly, they came home from Vietnam combat to be ignored by many Americans, or worse, ridiculed for their service in a frustrating, no-win campaign. More troubling, too many could never adjust to civilian life and are doomed to a life of wandering homelessness.

Check the internet for events in your community honoring the veterans of that conflict. Additionally, if you want to help those in trouble, consider contributing donations and volunteer time with agencies that provide for them, including the Salvation Army, Red Cross and various veterans’ associations.

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