Friday, March 30, 2018

Vietnam War Veterans Day Proclamation Signed by Greenville Mayor

March 29 is Vietnam War Veteran’s Day. The day is significant because March 29 was the last day troops were on the ground in Vietnam.

To commemorate this date, the Fort GreeneVille Chapter DAR sponsored a proclamation signed by Greenville Mayor Steve Willman at the Greenville City Building.

Fort GreeneVille Chapter DAR invited local Vietnam Veterans to attend this proclamation. There were seven local Vietnam Veterans present for this proclamation in honoring them and all Vietnam Veterans.

National Vietnam War Veterans Day is observed on March 29. It recognizes Veterans who served in the US military during the Vietnam War. In March 2017, President Trump signed the Vietnam War Veterans Proclamation Act of 2017. The Act officially recognizes March 29 as Vietnam War Veterans Day annually.

Fort GreeneVille Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution has partnered with the The United States of America Vietnam War 50th Anniversary Commemoration, established by Congress, to "thank and honor veterans of the Vietnam War, including personnel who were held as prisoners of war (POW) or listed as missing in action (MIA), for their service and sacrifice on behalf of the United States and to thank and honor the families of these veterans." Welcome Home!!

Fort GreeneVille DAR would also like to invite everyone to visit the National Vietnam War Veterans Day display at the Greenville Public Library during the month of March. On the second floor, the display will feature personal military items of the late Doug Black. Doug was a US Army Staff Sargent, E-6 from 1965 to 1967 and his Vietnam tour was 1966 to 1967. He was in the 196th Light Infantry Brigade C/Company. He was a recipient of the Bronze Star Medal of Valor and was inducted in to the Ohio Military Hall of Fame with Valor in April 2015.

The display is in honor of our local Vietnam Veterans including pictures of recent events with our local Vietnam Veterans.

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