Posted 5:58 pm, March 29, 2017, by Web Staff
URL of the original posting site: http://wtkr.com/2017/03/29/president-trump-declares-national-vietnam-war-veterans-day-in-new-law/
On Tuesday President Trump signed a law recognizing Vietnam Veterans. A White House press release said Trump signed S. 305, the “Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act of 2017” into law. The act encourages the display of the U.S. flag on March 29 which is National Vietnam War Veterans Day.
Military Times reported that the bill was sponsored by Sen Pat Toomey from Pennsylvania and Sen. Joe Donnelly from Indiana. The bill passed the Senate in February and passed in the House last week.
Former President Barack Obama declared March 29 Vietnam Veterans Day in 2012. This new law will make the date a commemoration of Vietnam veterans every year.
The Vietnam war ended in 1973 with the withdraw of U.S. forces. Vietnam was unified under Communist rule two years later, according to History.com.
The site said more that three million people, including 58,000 Americans lost their lives during the war.