The Vietnam Veterans will celebrate, honor, and recognize our area Vietnam Veterans onTuesday, March 27, 2018 due to the Easter Holidays at the Nueces County Fallen Heroes Memorial at 10 a.m., 901 Leopard Street with guest speaker Dr. Du Hua, a South Vietnam Refuge that escaped on a boat after 11 tries. He is now a US Citizen, US Navy Disable veteran, a Pharmacist in Houston, Texas and an author of his Journey to Escape.

History of our Vietnam Veterans Day

“On March 29, 1973, the United States ended its military involvement in Vietnam. Although the war would continue another two years, the South Vietnamese would no longer receive American assistance.”

This year is 44th Anniversary of the End of the Vietnam War (last combat troops withdrawn on March 29, 1973) and when the last of the Vietnam War POWs (Prisoners of War) held in North Vietnam arrived home on United States of America soil (on March 29, 1973) and This Year is 43rd Anniversary of the first Vietnam Veterans Day by Presidential Proclamation (March 29, 1974) and most recent Vietnam Veterans Day observed by Presidential Proclamation and Congress Resolution (March 29, 2012)

9 a.m. – Fallen Heroes of the Texas Coastal Bend Displayed Vietnam Era veterans sign up for Roll Call, with name, service, unit, and dates of Vietnam Era served

10 a.m. – Ceremony GUESR SPEAKER Dr. Du Hua formerly of the Fort Lauderdale Florida area and now lives in Houston, Texas, Wrote “THE ESCAPES AND MY JOURNEY TO FREEDOM” to let others to learn about his unspeakable voyages to FREEDOM.

11 a.m. - Photo of all Vietnam era veterans present