President Trump signed in to law on Tuesday an act of Congress that honors Vietnam veterans with their own day of recognition, according to a White House statement.
The Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act of 2017 designates every March 29 as National Vietnam War Veterans Day and calls for the U.S. flag to be flown that day to honor those who served in Vietnam. The bill was co-sponsored by Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) and Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-IN). The bill passed the Senate last month and cleared the House last week.
The Three Soldiers Statue, part of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., image via Pinterest.
Tonight I'm proud to sign S. 305, which encourages the display of the U.S. flag on National Vietnam War Veterans Day tomorrow, March 29th. pic.twitter.com/IetZyMD4F9
— President Trump (@POTUS) March 29, 2017
The Olean Times Herald reported on the bill.
When U.S. veterans returned home from serving in Vietnam, many were spat on and called filthy names.
More than 40 years later, veterans near and far will be recognized for their military service as part of National Vietnam War Veterans Day.