Vietnam War 50th Commemoration Events

Vietnam Veterans Day: Lt. Governor Thanks Vets for Their Service

By TWC News Staff
Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 02:15 PM CDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul was in Buffalo Tuesday to commemorate the multi-year 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War.

Hochul and others spoke in front of a group of Vietnam veterans at the George F. Lamm American Legion Post in Williamsville. Those who spoke shared stories of loved ones who had served.

Veterans in attendance received a proclamation of gratitude and a commemorative pin.

“100 percent of Americans owe a debt of gratitude to the people who wore a uniform during those challenging times in our country and still went over there despite opposition at home. You still did your job and some people ran and did not, and you did. So, please be proud of that,” said Hochul.

Tuesday is Vietnam Veterans Day, which honors vets and marks the day in 1973 when the U.S. withdrew troops from Vietnam.

50th anniversary events continue nationwide through 2025.