US Senate News:
Source: United States Senator for North Carolina Richard Burr
Today, Senators Richard Burr (R-NC) and Joe Manchin (D-WV), recognized the sacrifice and service of Vietnam veterans across the nation, after the U.S. Senate passed a resolution led by the Senators to designate March 29, 2021 ‘Vietnam Veterans Day.’
The bipartisan resolution was passed on March 15 by unanimous consent.
“America lost nearly 60,000 servicemen and women during the war in Vietnam,” said Senator Burr. “The veterans who did return home often didn’t receive the recognition they deserved for the difficulties they endured. By marking March 29th as Vietnam Veterans Day, we have the opportunity to show our gratitude for those who bravely served their country and to demonstrate that we will not forget their service.”
“West Virginia is one of the most patriotic states in the country and we know all too well the sacrifices that come with protecting our country,” said Senator Manchin. “West Virginia has more names on the Vietnam Wall memorial per capita than any other state in the nation and many of our Veterans served in Vietnam. I am proud to join Senator Burr in leading this resolution to recognize March 29, 2021 as Vietnam Veterans Day to honor the selfless service of these brave Veterans and remember the sacrifices they made to keep us safe.”
On March 28, 2017, President Trump signed into law the Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act. This legislation designated ‘National Vietnam Veterans Day’ as a national holiday to be recognized on March 29th. Senators Burr and Manchin’s resolution ensures the Senate joins the nation in commemorating this day.
The full text of the resolution is available here.