Take time to honor a Vietnam Veteran today - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Take time to honor a Vietnam Veteran today

National Vietnam War Veterans Day is March 29. (Source: MGN) National Vietnam War Veterans Day is March 29. (Source: MGN)
(KFVS) -

On March 29 in 1973 United States soldiers were pulled out of South Vietnam. Those soldiers are now honored on National Vietnam War Veterans Day on March 29.

In Cape Girardeau, Missouri Smokehouse 61 is offering all Vietnam Veterans a pulled pork or pulled chicken sandwiches in a buy one get one free deal. 

It was once the longest conflict in the nation's history and veterans of this time period are gaining the respect that was not so freely given upon their return. The war involved five U.S. presidents and lasted nearly two decades and 500,000 U.S.military personnel.

On National Vietnam War Veterans Day, we recognize the service and duty rendered by all servicemen and women of this era.

Observe the national day by taking time to thank a Vietnam Veteran, buy them a drink or lunch. The National Day Calendar notes that around the country, commemorative events, speeches and luncheons are being held inviting Vietnam Veterans as honored guests. 

Download the KFVS News app: iPhone | Android

Copyright 2018 KFVS. All rights reserved

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • 4 dead in Waffle House shooting in Tennessee; suspect sought

    4 dead in Waffle House shooting in Tennessee; suspect sought

    Sunday, April 22 2018 8:34 AM EDT2018-04-22 12:34:45 GMT
    Sunday, April 22 2018 8:19 PM EDT2018-04-23 00:19:19 GMT
    A customer at the restaurant took the gun from the suspect, who then took off his coat and fled the area. (Source: CNN)A customer at the restaurant took the gun from the suspect, who then took off his coat and fled the area. (Source: CNN)
    Police in Tennessee say three people were killed and four were injured in a shooting at a Waffle House restaurant early Sunday. (Source: CNN)Police in Tennessee say three people were killed and four were injured in a shooting at a Waffle House restaurant early Sunday. (Source: CNN)

    A customer at the restaurant took the gun from the suspect, who then took off his coat and fled the area. 

    A customer at the restaurant took the gun from the suspect, who then took off his coat and fled the area. 

  • Search ongoing for suspected gunman after 4 killed in mass shooting at Waffle House

    Search ongoing for suspected gunman after 4 killed in mass shooting at Waffle House

    Sunday, April 22 2018 5:55 AM EDT2018-04-22 09:55:32 GMT
    Sunday, April 22 2018 7:34 PM EDT2018-04-22 23:34:19 GMT
    Travis Reinking, 29, is wanted in connection with the mass shooting. (Source: Metro Police)Travis Reinking, 29, is wanted in connection with the mass shooting. (Source: Metro Police)

    Four people were killed and four others injured in a mass shooting at a Waffle House in Antioch early Sunday. The suspect is still on the run.

    Four people were killed and four others injured in a mass shooting at a Waffle House in Antioch early Sunday. The suspect is still on the run.

  • Social media lights up as basketball players stop game, kneel during funeral procession

    Social media lights up as basketball players stop game, kneel during funeral procession

    Sunday, April 22 2018 4:28 PM EDT2018-04-22 20:28:27 GMT
    Social media lights up as basketball players stop game, kneel during funeral procession (Source: Facebook)Social media lights up as basketball players stop game, kneel during funeral procession (Source: Facebook)
    Social media lights up as basketball players stop game, kneel during funeral procession (Source: Facebook)Social media lights up as basketball players stop game, kneel during funeral procession (Source: Facebook)

    A group of Franklinton basketball players is getting quite a bit of attention for taking a knee as a funeral procession passed by their pickup game Friday, April 20.

    A group of Franklinton basketball players is getting quite a bit of attention for taking a knee as a funeral procession passed by their pickup game Friday, April 20.

Powered by Frankly