Trump Signs New Holiday Into Law

When they returned home during the tumultuous period of the 1960s and 1970s, many Vietnam veterans were disrespected, hated, even spat upon by liberals. Now, thanks to President Donald Trump, they’re finally being honored with their own day.

According to KCEN-TV, Trump has signed a bill designating March 29 as an annual National Vietnam War Veterans Day.

The bill was sponsored by Republican Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania and Democrat Sen. Joe Donnelly of Indiana.

The Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act of 2017 got through the Senate last month and the House last week.

Toomey highlighted the poor treatment given to Vietnam veterans returning home as part of the reason he supported the act.

“Some of them were actually treated quite poorly,” Toomey said. “And that was a tragic period in our history driven by people’s perceptions of the war. Fortunately, that, I think, is behind us now. And I hope and I believe we’ve gotten to a place where the American people realize how much we really should be grateful to the men and the women who served this country in Vietnam during that very, very difficult time.”


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3 Responses to “Trump Signs New Holiday Into Law”

  1. ABBAsFernando Reply

    As a combat veteran of that War after a 16 hour flight over the Pacific ocean going through a typhoon as the pilot informed us we were past the point of no return. We endured multiple burn outs of the jet engines resulting in the plane falling from the sky. Our flight team were able to relight the engines every time. A MAC flight of veterans and dependants returning to the United States from Viet Nam.

    A group of us were playing cards and when this happened the cards went flying. I laughed out loud several times. Then a woman approached me from the front of the plane. Told me to stop as I was scaring her and her daughter. Directed her to the ribbons on my uniform and asked if she knew what they meant. She said of course.

    As a combat veteran one must come to terms with the facts you are not in control of when you die. There is no reason or explanation for it. It happens. Often one is subject to the skills and performance of another called upon to act for all.

    The pilot has that responsibility at the moment. We have no power to do anything about it except trust his ability to act. Combat often is like this. She looked shocked said nothing while returning to her seat!

    Eventually we landed at San Francisco, CA air base. I was among some who went down on our knees to kiss the ground. Some passengers mistakenly assumed we did it due to the hazardous flight. Actually for me I was grateful to be back in America alive. The flight was just another day at the office.

    As we were lead from the plane a group of useful idiot college students across the fence were parroting Vile Liberal propaganda at us. I lost it. Charged them with a look that must have placed a great deal of fear into them. As the line of idiots backed way off from across me in a V shape. I wanted to get to them to enlighten them. The Air Police had to pull me away. Asked them to look the other way for a few minutes. Told me they wish they could do just that.

    I was sent to Treasure Island for several weeks of debriefing for the knowledge I had gained. After the time was up I was ordered to return early in the morning hours in a major college city. Not for my protection but for anybody stupid enough to attack me apparently. Once there i quickly got a cab to the bus station for the 50 or so miles home. While there a man came up
    to me saying he had missed me at the airport as I moved quickly. Told me he wanted to drive me home for free. Offered to pay him but he refused.

    About an hour later we arrived in front of my home. As it was still very early in the morning I choose to lay down on the porch swing. Later my mother opened the door and found me there. I had not been aware of him remaining in his car until I noticed his car pulling away from the curb. A few weeks later the CIA offered me a job.

    True story!

  2. Bandit Reply

    My oldest brother was over there, and was wounded a few times, he told of times that he watched buddies of his get blown to bits by either a land mine or from incoming shells. Yes that was a bad time in the history of this country and IT IS ABOUT TIME THAT THOSE MEN RECEIVED THE HONOR THEY FOUGHT FOR. I am a VET my self, I was in the COAST GUARD and was injured while on drug interdiction duty. This past JAN I underwent yet another painful knee surgery, because of what happened back in 1981.

  3. Rosalee Adams Reply

    Thankful to President Trump not only for those who came home, but those of
    us who served here in US who were subjected to the contempt
    of so many Americans
    (Worst duty stations for me were NAS Alameda and Pentagon.)
    WE were viewed almost as though occupation troops largely due to MSM which
    convinced America WE were the enemy…
    My father who served US/MSC for 30 years also served 8yrs
    more as an adviser in I Corps and he never forgave them for how
    they depicted our military.
    I too will never forgive them and to this day take them all with a grain
    of salt as they abandoned journalism during Vietnam

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