National Vietnam War Veterans Day, March 29, 2023
March 20, 2023 – Members of the Hopkins County Military Coalition and The Hopkins County Marine Corps League will be Honoring Veterans of the Vietnam War on Celebration Plaza on Wednesday March 29. This will be a patriotic event and everyone is invited to attend.
Robert ‘Bob’ Kerr, Hopkins County Judge Advocate and member of the Hopkins County Marine Corps League, Detachment 1357, will preside over the ceremony.
At 11 AM a Presidential proclamation will be read. The United States Flag on the Plaza will be lowered to half staff. There will be a rifle salute as well.
This will be a great occasion for all area Veterans and members of the Military to gather and fellowship.
The Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act of 2017 was signed into law by 45th U.S. President Donald J. Trump, designating every March 29 as National Vietnam War Veterans Day. March 29 was chosen to be observed in perpetuity as March 29, 1973 was the day United States Military Assistance Command, Vietnam was disestablished and also the day the last U.S. combat troops departed Vietnam. In addition, on and around this same day Hanoi released the last of its acknowledged prisoners of war.