March 29th is the date of an eight-year-old holiday that means so much to many of America’s oldest heroes. In 2012, the 50-year anniversary of the Vietnam War, March 29th was proclaimed as National Vietnam War Veterans Day. The date was chosen because on that day in 1973, the Military Assistance Command, Vietnam (MACV) was disbanded and the last US combat troops departed Vietnam.
Over four years later on December 26, 2016, the Vietnam Veterans Day Coalition of States Council asked then-President-Elect Donald Trump and Congress to establish March 29th as Vietnam War Veterans Day. On March 28, 2017, President Trump signed the Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act of 2017 which officially recognizes March 29th as National Vietnam War Veterans Day. The Act also made this day a flag flying holiday.
To do our part in commemorating and appreciating the sacrifices made by so many brave men and women during the war, we’ve decided to highlight pieces of our catalog that serve as important keepsakes to anyone affected by the Vietnam War.
1. VIETNAM GRAVE MARKER
Grave markers are a great way to honor those who served. These markers are placed next to headstones. They’re held up by flags or metal rods and mark the grave of someone who served. They’re an amazing way to show respect to heroes and let people know that here lies someone who was willing to make the ultimate sacrifice. Our grave markers come in bronze and aluminum finishes.
2. Miniature Flag (To hold up the marker)
The miniature flags can be used in many instances, but for this one, they’re to be displayed atop grave markers.
3. The American flag
It is an essential part of or our day to day lives, to mourn, praise, or simply show pride.