National Vietnam War Veterans Day is observed annually on March 29th in the United States. It is a national observance that recognizes veterans who served in the US military during the Vietnam War.
It was on March 29, 1973, after nearly two decades of conflict, when the U.S. withdrew military forces from South Vietnam. The Vietnam War was one of the longest wars in U.S. history, spanning several presidents and affecting many generations.
However, those who served in the war haven’t always gotten the support they deserve. Some of them, History noted, were spat on, heckled, given the middle finger, or threatened. This despite the horrible experiences and “unspeakable horrors” they lived through in Vietnam.