President Trump signed into law an act of Congress that honors Vietnam veterans with their own day of recognition, says the White House.
The Vietnam War Veterans recognition Act of 2017 will now designate March 29 as National Vietnam War Veterans Day. Amen! All of our veterans deserve praise, but it’s great that Vietnam Veterans are finally starting to earn the praise that they deserve.
God bless our vets:
*** Let’s say a prayer for all of our surviving Vietnam Veterans!
This bill was co-sponsored by Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) and Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-IN).
The bill was passed in the Senate last month and just recently got past the House this week.
Tonight I'm proud to sign S. 305, which encourages the display of the U.S. flag on National Vietnam War Veterans Day tomorrow, March 29th. pic.twitter.com/IetZyMD4F9
— President Trump (@POTUS) March 29, 2017
According to the Olean Times Herald, Toomey held a phone call on Monday to talk about the National Vietnam War Veterans Day. He said the following:
“Some of them were actually treated quite poorly,” he said. “And that was a tragic period in our history driven by people’s perceptions of the war. Fortunately, that, I think, is behind us now. And I hope and I believe we’ve gotten to a place where the American people realize how much we really should be grateful to the men and the women who served this country in Vietnam during that very, very difficult time.”
When many Vietnam veterans came back from the war they were attacked, spat on and disparaged. It was a shameful time. Let’s help remedy this.
If Toomey’s bill is signed by Trump, then March 29th will forever be designated as Vietnam Veterans Recognition Day.
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God bless all the people that have fought for this country.