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Viewpoint: Vietnam Veterans Day

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It's taken 38 years, but this month the men and women who fought and also died in the Vietnam War are being honored.

The U.S. Senate passed a resolution that designates March 30th as "Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day."

58,000 Americans lost their lives in the war and the hundreds of thousands of soldiers did not receive the proper recognition when they returned home from the Vietnam War.

U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, a member of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, cosponsored a resolution to honor veterans who served in Vietnam by designating March 30 as "Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day."

March 30 marks the anniversary of the day that combat and combat support units withdrew completely from South Vietnam.

"The brave Americans who served our country in Vietnam deserve recognition and gratitude for their sacrifices," said Isakson. "I honor our veterans every day, and I am pleased to cosponsor legislation that designates a special day to remember Vietnam veterans. I hope that citizens across the country will join me in commemorating 'Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day.'"

Georgians always have a high regard for our military members. But we can, and probably should, do more for our nation's heroes. It is never too late to let these war heroes know that our community cares about them. On March 30th you can do just that.

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