The Vietnam War was the longest war in United States’ history. The war was also a very divisive time in the United States. National Vietnam War Veterans Day recognizes the sacrifices that veterans and their families made during the Vietnam War. It is also a day to give proper recognition to the men and women who returned home from that war and didn’t receive a proper welcome home.
Over eight million military personnel served during the Vietnam War. Of that number 58,156 lost their lives, while 303,704 were wounded in action. Becoming public law on March 28, 2017, the Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act amends title 4, United States Code, to encourage the display of the flag of the United States on National Vietnam War Veterans Day on March 29.
VFW Post 1287 welcomes all Vietnam veterans, their friends and families to an open house on Thursday, March 29, from 2–5 p.m. The first glass of beer or soda is free for Vietnam veterans. A light lunch of ham sandwiches and rice and corn casserole will be served.
Everyone is welcome to share in this special day. Please bring your pictures and your stories. VFW Post 1287 is located at 208 East Third Street, Winona. You can call the post at 454-1065 during normal business hours if you have any questions.