The South Hadley American Legion Post 260, South Hadley Sons of the American Legion, South Hadley VFW Post 3104 & The Military Order of the Purple Heart invite fellow veterans and a grateful public to South Hadley's National Vietnam War Veterans Day Commemoration at the South Hadley Public Library, Wednesday, March 29 at 6 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with light refreshments for all.
National Vietnam War Veterans Day recognizes the sacrifices veterans and their families made
during the Vietnam War. It is also a day to properly recognize our veterans who served
anywhere in the world from Nov. 1, 1955, to May 15, 1975. In 2012, President Obama
officially proclaimed March 29 as “Vietnam War Veterans Day,” and In 2017 that date was
established officially and permanently by law, signed by President Donald Trump.
Please join us for light refreshments followed by veteran speakers and special recognition to
the honored guests, our Vietnam veterans. The event will also honor and remember those service
members from South Hadley, Holyoke, and Granby with a wreath-laying ceremony and the
sounding of taps for those who made the supreme sacrifice during the Vietnam War. A special
tribute will also be paid to our Gold Star families. This event will include the dedication of two
new signs honoring Vietnam veterans that will be placed on both sides of the South Hadley /
Holyoke Vietnam Veterans Memorial Bridge that connects the two communities. This year
marks the 50th anniversary of the return of American POWs who were held captive throughout
the war. Special recognition will be given to that significant event as we honor those who
sacrificed for our nation as Prisoners of War.