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5th Anniversary Ceremony at the Texas Capitol Vietnam Veterans Monument

On March 29, 1973, the last remaining members of the United States Armed Forces withdrew from Vietnam and returned home. March 29th is National Vietnam War Veterans Day and in 2009, the Texas Legislature designated this day as Texas Vietnam Veterans Day. Every year in March the Texas Veterans Land Board (VLB) recognizes the loyalty and courage of all the brave Texans who served in Vietnam.

5th Anniversary of the Texas Capitol Vietnam Veterans Monument

On March 29, 2014, the Texas Capitol Vietnam Veterans Monument was dedicated at the Texas Capitol to welcome home our Texas Vietnam Veterans. This beautiful monument on the northeast grounds of the Capitol honors the patriotism and valor of our Vietnam Veterans.

Listen to Karoni Forrester, daughter of USMC Capt. Ronald Forrester who was listed as MIA on December 27, 1972, when his A6-A was shot down over North Vietnam, talk about what this monument means to the loved ones of those who never returned home from the Vietnam War.

Texas State Veterans Homes Honored Their Vietnam Veterans

The Texas State Veterans Homes held ceremonies and receptions to honor and recognize their residents who served in the Vietnam War. These special events wouldn’t be possible without the support of active duty military members and local Veterans service organizations.

Ussery Roan State Veterans Home

The residents at the Texas State Veterans Home in Amarillo celebrated National Vietnam War Veterans Day with two events.

On Friday, March 29th, the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter #297 from Amarillo honored our residents with a reception. Members of the chapter selected Mr. Troy Anders to receive an honorary chapter vest. Mr. Roger Walker displayed his shadow box with all the medals he earned while serving during the Vietnam War.

(L-R) Roger Walker | Troy Anders & Jeff Quinlan, Chaplain of VAA Chapter #297
(L-R) Troy Anders & Jeff Quinlan | Felicia Valero, Activity Assistant, Troy Anders & Jeff Quinlan

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