National Vietnam War Veterans Day Wreath Laying
JOHNSON CITY — A private wreath laying ceremony was held Monday, March 29, at Mountain Home National Cemetery to pay tribute to our area Vietnam War Veterans.
On March 29 each year we participate with more than 11,000 sites to remember our Vietnam War Veterans as partners with the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration. This national Commemoration was authorized by Congress, established under the Secretary of Defense, and launched by the President. So, throughout this period, and especially on and around March 29 every year, we intend to offer the thanks of our Nation to as many as possible of the 6.4 million living Vietnam Veterans and the 9 million families of those who served from November 1, 1955 to May 15, 1975, regardless of location.
The Commemoration’s cause is indeed noble and thanking and honoring these veterans and their families is the right thing to do. I encourage everyone to please take a moment to join us and thank a Vietnam Veteran. They all deserve our thanks and admiration.
Mountain Home National Cemetery honors Veterans and their eligible family members with a final resting place in a national shrine and with lasting tributes that commemorate their service and sacrifice to our Nation. Mountain Home National Cemetery is the final resting place of 3,877 Vietnam era Veterans.
Information on VA burial benefits is available from local VA national cemetery offices, from the Internet at www.cem.va.gov, or by calling VA regional offices toll-free at 800-827-1000. To make burial arrangements at any open VA national cemetery at the time of need, call the National Cemetery Scheduling Office at 800-535-1117.
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