To the Editor:
The nation will observe National Vietnam War Veterans Day on March 29. Enacted in 2017, Public Law 115-15 encourages the flying of the U.S. flag to mark the occasion.
It was on March 29, 1973, that the last U.S. combat troops were withdrawn from Vietnam and the last prisoners of war held in North Vietnam arrived on American soil. It is also the date President Richard Nixon chose for the first Vietnam Veterans Day in 1974.
The town of Hull lost four Vietnam veterans who were killed in action:
James C. Daigle, staff sergeant, U.S. Army;
James E. Sullivan, lieutenant commander, U.S. Navy;
Joseph P. Dunn, commander, U.S. Navy; and
Richard M. Shifer, U.S. Navy.
At the Hull War Memorial, Hull eternally honors 551 Hull Vietnam veterans who honorably served their country during the Vietnam Era.
We are pleased to report that the town of Hull has not lost a veteran in service to their country since the Vietnam War.
If you meet a Vietnam veteran on March 29, please welcome him/her home.
– Hull VFW, Post 1787