Vietnam 50TH Commemorative Gift

 





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Fifty years after Vietnam, an original collection of stories has been released to honor and remember the service, duty, and sacrifice of Vietnam era veterans. Representing all states and services, this Vietnam 50th Commemorative Gift is available as a state sponsored gift to Vietnam veterans through 2017, and will be made available to the general public in 2018. We invite you to learn more about this unprecedented commemorative gift and the states and private community partners who are making it possible.

Interested?

If you are a veteran—or family member of a veteran—interested in learning when your state will
be ready to present the gift, or if you are a potential sponsor or State representative (Governor's or Veterans Affairs office),
click on one of the tabs below to learn how you can get involved:

Vietnam War Service Magazines

Digital Archives

War is chaos, and the Vietnam War in particular was a highly mobilized conflict with officers and enlisted personnel constantly rotating in and out of base camps throughout the country. For most service members in country, the only documentation of their time at war existed in service magazines—some produced at the division level, and others by individual units. The war correspondents that wrote these stories lived in the war zones alongside the American fighting man, and captured first hand accounts of their service, duty, and sacrifice. These authentic historic snapshots make service magazines a unique and candid record of the U.S. military in Vietnam, and we are working on gathering as many of them as possible into a single, easily accessible archive where veterans, scholars, and American citizens can learn more about the service and sacrifices of Vietnam veterans.

Give Thanks to a Vietnam Veteran

Modern America gives a very different welcome home to returning troops than the hostile reception that met Vietnam veterans upon their own homecoming five decades ago. Today, Americans are always looking for ways to show gratitude, appreciation and respect to all who serve. In that grateful spirit, we offer you the opportunity to write a long-overdue note of thanks to any and all Vietnam veterans on the digital “Wall of Gratitude.” Click here to thank a Vietnam veteran today!

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