National Vietnam War Veterans Day Commemoration Ceremony to be held

All Vietnam Veterans and the public are invited to gather at Veterans Memorial Park of Jackson County on National Vietnam War Veterans Day, Friday, March 29, 2024 at 6 p.m. for a sunset commemoration in honor of those who served in the Vietnam War and their families. The event will be held at 1616 Heroes Drive in Scottsboro. On this day we honor and remember all Vietnam Veterans and their families, especially those who we have lost. Additionally, we honor all military Veterans for their service to our country. All Veterans, their families, and the community are encouraged to attend.

The events for the evening will include:
• 6 p.m. – Refreshments in Veterans Post Hall
• 6:45 p.m. – Gather at Monument Circle
-Opening Prayer
-Pledge of Allegiance
-National Anthem
-Invitation to all Vietnam Veterans to step forward and be recognized.
• 7:04 p.m. – Playing of TAPS
– Moment of silence in remembrance of those we have lost who gave the ultimate sacrifice in service to our Nation
– Closing Prayer

The Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act of 2017 declared March 29 as National Vietnam War Veterans Day. The United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration honors all veterans who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces at any time from November 1, 1955 to May 15, 1975, regardless of location, and their families. The commemoration makes no distinction between veterans who served in-country, in-theater, or who were stationed elsewhere during the Vietnam War period. All were called to serve, and none could self-determine where they would serve. Learn more at

The Department of Veterans Affairs estimates that today there are more than 7 million U.S. Vietnam veterans living in America and abroad, along with 10 million families of those who served during this time frame. Jackson County, Alabama is home to over 2,800 veterans. More than 1,000 of those veterans served in the Vietnam War. May our community come together on this day to thank and honor our Vietnam veterans and their families for their service and sacrifice for our nation. Learn more at

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