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National Vietnam Veterans Day

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SAGINAW, MI (WNEM) -

Today is national Vietnam Veterans Day.

On March 29, 1973, the last of our troops left Vietnam after 11 years of combat.

Three million Americans served in the conflict, thousands returning home with physical, and emotion scars. More than 58,000 others never returned home, laying down their lives in service to our Nation.

When our troops returned home many weren’t warmly received so national Vietnam Veterans Day was established to pay honor to the sacrifice those servicemen and women made.

President Nixon chose the date for the first Vietnam Veterans Day in 1974. 

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