- NNHS Newsletter -
National Vietnam War Veterans Day
“Thank you for the sacrifices you and your families are making. Our Vietnam
Veterans have taught us
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
It's time. Today is National Vietnam War Veterans Day, so a BIG thank you to all of y'all out there!
BONUS - Didn't I? - Montgomery Gentry, 2002
National Vietnam War Veterans Day is a US holiday observed annually on March 29. It recognizes veterans who served in the US military during the Vietnam War. It should not be confused with Veterans Day.
On March 29, 2012, President Barack Obama proclaimed March 29, 2012, as Vietnam Veterans Day. The proclamation called "upon all Americans to observe this day with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities that commemorate the 50 year anniversary of the Vietnam War."
On December 26, 2016 the Vietnam Veterans Day Coalition of States Council presented a letter to President Elect Donald Trump and Congressional leadership outlines the history and timeline of cause to establish March 29th as Vietnam War Veterans Day and request that it be one of the first legislations passed and signed into law during the 115 Congress.
On March 28, 2017, President Trump signed the Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act of 2017. This act officially recognizes March 29 as National Vietnam War Veterans Day. The Act also includes the day among those days on which the US flag should especially be displayed.
29 March 1973 was the date the last US combat troops departed the Republic of Vietnam and Military Assistance Command, Vietnam (MACV) was disbanded. The last unit was elements of MACV's Infantry Security Force (Special Guard), actually special couriers.
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Birthday this week to:
Webb Edwards ('57)
Don Jett (NNHS / WHS - '60) of
Tina Crowder Adderholdt ('65) of NC
AND Ivan Anker ('67) of VA;
31 - The late Alex Nicol (February '49) (d. 02/23/12) AND Webb Edwards ('57) AND Don Jett (NNHS / WHS - '60) of FL AND Tina Crowder Adderholdt ('65) of NC AND Ivan Anker ('67) of VA;01 - Harold Smith ('57) AND Barbara Fritsche Barnes ('63) of VA;
Many Happy Returns to You All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
March 29, 1941 -
Royal Australian Navy
forces defeated those of the
Battle of Cape Matapan.
March 29, 1942 - The
Bombing of Lübeck in World War II
was the first major success for
RAF Bomber Command
against Germany and a German city.
THIS DAY IN 1969:
|March 29, 1969 - Hurdler Kim Batten was born in McRae, Georgia.|
From My Friend, Susan, of NC -03/28/15:
“Although it may not be a welcome insight, you will grow more rapidly
through challenge and trial than from a life of ease and serenity with
no disturbing elements.”
- Richard G. Scott
(07 Nov 1928 - 22 Sept 2015)
Thanks so much, Susan!
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 06/22/18:
|Thank you, Joan!|
From Phil Hammond ('64) of FL - 03/28/19, 8:21 PM - " Sylvia Hall Hammond ('66) Cancer Free":
I just wanted to let every one know that Sylvia had her last CT scan at Mayo today and it was all negative for lung cancer. It has been a long tough five years, but we survived. Our next visit will be one year for a check up. We owe a big thanks to the staff at Mayo and all the prayers from Palms and friends.
WOWZERONI! Thank you, Phil! What truly fabulous news!
From Jimmy Dick ('65) of FL - 03/28/19, 7:23 AM:
A sunrise anywhere is beautiful, but in
this picture with the history of St. Augustine showing in the
shadows, it sends a statement of both beauty and old challenges
overcome by those explorers so long ago. I'm sure they never
thought that not only would the land become a major force in the
world, but also an English speaking nation.
WOWZERS!Thank you, Jimmy!
BONUS VIETNAM WAR CROCHET PATTERN:
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BONUS VIETNAM WAR FOODS: