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Looking ahead to this week, last Friday’s BVA Happenings offered a special tribute to our veterans who fought in Vietnam, making particular mention of BVA’s own Vietnam veterans who constitute more than half of the Association’s membership. We echo those comments in today’s edition. Read more.

Today is the seventh anniversary of the Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act of 2017, signed into law on March 29. The legislation designated each March 29 as National Vietnam War Veterans Day. To our BVA members and hundreds of thousands more who served during the Vietnam War era, thank you for your service to a nation now more sincerely grateful than perhaps ever before.

March 29 was chosen to be observed in perpetuity since March 29, 1973, was the day that the United States Military Assistance Command, Vietnam, was disestablished and the day the last U.S. combat troops departed Vietnam. On and around this same day, Hanoi released the last of its acknowledged Prisoners of War.