Vietnam Veterans Day - Proclamation

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - 00:15 to 23:45


WHEREAS, March 29, 1973 marked the end of U.S. involvement in the Vietnam conflict, after

more than a decade of combat; and

WHEREAS, more than 3 million men and women served in Vietnam and more than 58,000 laid

down their lives in service to our Nation; and

WHEREAS, 1, 123 Washingtonians are among those who did not return from Vietnam; and

WHEREAS, approximately 200,000 Vietnam Veterans reside in the state of Washington; and

WHEREAS, those who served, those who gave their lives, those who were disabled, and those

who are still missing in Southeast Asia, deserve the profound gratitude of their countrymen; and

WHEREAS, today we honor the more than 3 million Americans who served, we pay tribute to

those we have laid to rest, and we reaffirm our dedication to showing a generation of veterans the

respect and support of a grateful Nation;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Jay Inslee, Governor of the State of Washington, do hereby proclaim

March 29, 2016 as

Vietnam Veterans Day

in Washington, and I urge all people in our state to participate in the events of this day as one means of

honoring those men and women who served their country faithfully and courageously during the

Vietnam conflict.

Signed this 2"d day of March, 2016