On March 29 each year, our nation observes National Vietnam War Veterans Day.
The sacrifices of service members of the U.S. armed forces who fought in the Vietnam War were many.
They served in Vietnam under six different presidents. President Truman authorized the first U.S. advisors to serve with the French, and President Ford was in office at the conclusion.
Their average age was 23 years old. Many tens of thousands were disabled. Approximately 7,500 women served in Vietnam. Most of them were nurses, and 8 were killed in theater.
There are 58,297 names on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial — The Wall — honoring those who are no longer with us, except in spirit. However, there are 1,585 service members still considered missing in action as their families await word of their fate.
These facts give us some context and understanding of the true cost of war. It is not measured in dollars and cents, but in lives. They are our neighbors, friends and family members who came home with seen and unseen scars, or did not come home at all.
Please join us in thanking and honoring our Vietnam Veterans and their families for their service and sacrifice on March 29, 2022, and every day.
Tribute to Vietnam Veterans
Please join the Los Angeles Regional Office, in partnership with our Veterans Service Organizations, for a Virtual Anniversary Tribute to recognize and celebrate our Veterans who served in Vietnam.
Tuesday, March 29, 2022, 10 - 11 a.m.
Option #1: Join via Microsoft Teams (computer or mobile phone app)
Option #2: Join by audio. Call 213-282-6316, conference ID# 599 352 423#