March 30, 1973 marked to end of the Vietnam War. For those of us who served in that war, there is a reminder on the last Sunday of March. Congress and most states now recognize that day as "welcome home."
The ranking member of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, Sen Richard Burr,introduced the resolution. March 30 marks the anniversary of the day that combat and combat-support units withdrew completely from South Vietnam.
Burr noted that unlike other war veterans, those coming home from Vietnam were not greeted with gratitude. Instead, many were scapegoated for the unpopular war. “Our soldiers served honorably and bravely in Vietnam,” Burr said. “Unfortunately, they arrived home to a country in political turmoil, and never received the recognition they deserve. By setting March 30 aside as a day to focus on our Vietnam veterans, we can show our unified gratitude for their service and the sacrifices that these veterans made on our behalf.”
I came home 14 August 1970. Many did not come home, let us remember them most of all.