Vietnam Veteran day today

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Vietnam Veteran day today

Postby Niner Alpha » Tue Mar 29, 2016 1:45 pm

Seems like the "grateful" government offered to give out some commemorative pins to organizations that wanted to have some ceremony and give out the pins to veterans. This way the Government can show how much it appreciates us fifty years after the start of that war. The current defense secretary gave out a half dozen of them at the Wall today...and then went to lunch.

http://www.stripes.com/news/veterans/ca ... y-1.401635

Yawn.
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Re: Vietnam Veteran day today

Postby Niner Delta » Tue Mar 29, 2016 5:42 pm

Well, whoop-de-do, it's Viet Nam Veterans Day. Maybe I'll party like it's 1969........ :mrgreen:
Not sure if I should be happy they finally (2012) made it an official day, or pissed because it took
them 50 years to do it...... :roll:



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Re: Vietnam Veteran day today

Postby Niner Alpha » Tue Mar 29, 2016 6:48 pm

All veterans who served on active duty in the U.S. military at any time from Nov. 1, 1955, to May 15, 1975, regardless of where they served, are eligible to receive the pins.


Guess that means George Bush could get one too. We aren't sure where he actually spent the Vietnam War.. but it wasn't anywhere close to Vietnam. I think he was supposed to be in Air National Guard in Texas and Alabama.
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Re: Vietnam Veteran day today

Postby Niner Delta » Wed Mar 30, 2016 6:41 pm

Today, March 30, is the official Washington State Vietnam Veterans day.
And again, it took them about 50 years to do it.
So that means that I get to celebrate two days in a row...Wooo-Hooo......... :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
I just can't believe how lucky I am.......... :roll:


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