Sen. Donnelly hosts event to honor Hoosier Vietnam Veterans today

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U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly hosts an event on Thursday in Indiana to recognize Hoosier Vietnam Veterans.

Earlier this year, legislation was signed into law designating March 29th as ‘National Vietnam War Veterans Day.’

Donnelly said, “Indiana is home to nearly 150,000 Vietnam War Veterans…. I’m hosting an event to recognize Vietnam Veterans from across our state and give them the welcome home with their families that they deserve and should have received when they returned home from serving our country.”

U.S. Senator John McCain [R-Ariz.], Vietnam War Veteran, POW, and Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, support Donnelly in his efforts.

McCain said, “All of us are indebted to the generations of brave Americans who have sacrificed life and limb to preserve our freedom, which is why I’m grateful for Senator Donnelly’s bipartisan legislation with Senator Pat Toomey that officially designates March 29th as National Vietnam War Veterans Day.”

Bipartisan legislation authored by Donnelly and Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) permanently designating March 29 as National Vietnam War Veterans Day was signed into law by President Trump in March of 2017.

You can find more information on the event by clicking here.

The inaugural National Vietnam Veterans Day was celebrated on March 29, 2017.

The Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act was passed unanimously by both chambers of Congress.

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(This story was originally published on March 29, 2018)

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