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Posted on: March 2, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Hingham Remembers Vietnam

Hingham Commemoration Flag

The United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration

In Accordance With Law 115-15, 115th Congress

The Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act of 2017 was signed into law by 45th U.S. President Donald J. Trump, designating every March 29 as National Vietnam War Veterans Day.  March 29 is a fitting choice for a day honoring Vietnam veterans. It was chosen to be observed in perpetuity as March 29, 1973 was the day United States Military Assistance Command, Vietnam was disestablished and also the day the last U.S. combat troops departed Vietnam.  In addition, on and around this same day Hanoi released the last of its acknowledged prisoners of war. 

The Nation Called - They Answered!

The United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration Program honors all veterans who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces at any time from November 1, 1955 to May 15, 1975, regardless of location.  Across the Nation, Americans are uniting to thank and honor Vietnam veterans and their families for their service and sacrifice. Congress penned a total of 5 objectives, with the primary being to thank and honor our Vietnam veterans and their families, for their service and sacrifice on behalf of the Nation.  Thousands upon thousands of organizations and our Commemorative Partners like Hingham, have joined us in the noble mission of honoring our 6.2 million Vietnam veterans, living at home and abroad, and the 9 million families of all who served. 

Commemoration Flag

The United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration flag is given to each commemorative partner.  The Town of Hingham is one of these partners.  Beginning today, and lasting through the entire month of March, the Town’s commemorative flag will be proudly displayed on the grand staircase inside Town Hall.  Our goal is to recognize ALL those who served during this time. We hope that when Vietnam veterans see this flag display, along with the bronze plaque, they know that their nation and their communities thank and honor them for their service and sacrifice.

Submitted By: SCPO Keith Jermyn, USNR-S1
Director of Veterans Services

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