The City of York joins York County in recognizing the service and sacrifice of our Vietnam veterans as National Vietnam War Veterans Day approaches. The date of National Vietnam War Veterans Day is set annually at March 29th, the anniversary of the day when the last of U.S. combat troops left Vietnam in 1973.
Since 2018, York County has spread the word about National Vietnam War Veterans Day by flying a banner in the City’s Continental Square. The banner is currently displayed and reads, “Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans.”
The effort to have a National Vietnam Veterans Day was spearheaded by local veteran Harold Redding. Federal legislation was signed into law in 2017. This year the anniversary is particularly significant because it is the 50th year since the Paris Peace Accords, which ended U.S. involvement in Vietnam.
A ceremony commemorating National Vietnam War Veterans Day will be held in Old Main at the York Fairgrounds on Wednesday, March 29, 6 pm. The event is organized by Vietnam Veterans of America – Chapter 1032. The event is free and open to the public.