“The scene then was vastly different from what today’s returning Veterans experience. It’s time for America to show their appreciation to those who served, especially those who continued to sacrifice long after the war’s ending.
“As part of the 50th Commemoration of the Vietnam War, VA and 29 states and territories are commemorating the anniversary of the final withdrawal of U.S. troops from Vietnam with a day of appreciation celebrated on March 29.
“More than 40 years after the war, many Veterans continued to feel the effects of their service. Some battled with Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Others fought illnesses caused by their exposure to Agent Orange and other chemical defoliants sprayed during the Vietnam War.
“The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF) believes their fight should be honored.”