Welcome home, Vietnam Veterans

The Vietnam War was more than three decades ago. Despite the many deaths and sacrifices of the more than three million soldiers who served in the Vietnam era, many came home to far less that a hero’s welcome.
March 29, 1973, the last of our troops left Vietnam and came home. They were shunned, neglected and outright forgotten. After years of combat, thousands returned home with wounds from shrapnel, scars of post-traumatic stress and Agent Orange. And 58,000 gave their lives in service to our nation.
Americans who served in Vietnam deserve the respect and dignity for making the sacrifices for our country, and let’s not forget those still missing in Vietnam.
March 29, 2012, was proclaimed Vietnam Veterans Day by President Obama. Many states like Texas, California, Pennsylvania and West Virginia also proclaimed this date as Vietnam Veterans Day. But in Georgia, it was just another spring day.
To all the Vietnam Veterans, my brother in arms: Welcome home, welcome home.

Rick Page

Newnan


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