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PHOTO: Local Vietnam Vets celebrate National Vietnam War Veterans Memorial Day
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The Dawson County Chapter 970 of Vietnam Veterans of America met for lunch and a ceremony at Papa’s Place today to commemorate Vietnam Veterans Memorial Day.

On Feb. 26, 1974 a declaration was issued urging the people of the United States to commemorate March 29, 1974 as National Vietnam War Veterans Day as March 29 was the day when the last prisoners of war (POWs) were returned to the U.S. and when all combat troops were withdrawn from the war.

President Donald Trump signed the “Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act of 2017” on March 28, 2017 which amended title 4 of the United States Code to encourage the flying of the American flag on National Vietnam War Veterans Day every year on March 29.