Warriors Remembered honored with 2015 Excellence in Print Media Award

San Antonio, TX, March 7, 2015:  The Texas Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution presented its 2015 Excellence in Print Media Award to Warriors Remembered. This patriotic organization has many chapters that are partnering with the Vietnam War 50th Anniversary Commemoration Commission.  The DAR recognized Warriors Remembered as a true reflection of the Welcome Home missed by many veterans returning from the Vietnam War.  At their annual state convention awards ceremony attended by nearly 500 members, Colonel Albert Nahas accepted the handsome Media Award trophy thanking the DAR for their own patriotic service and for their current focus on honoring Vietnam veterans.  Warriors Remembered a photo documentary of 100 Vietnam veterans memorials from all 50 states was compiled as a Welcome Home for all veterans.

13 Years to Remember 50 Years Ago

The United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration, established last year under the Department of Defense, has begun activities to remember the 50th anniversary of events of the Vietnam War.  This effort, which kick off with the Memorial Day Ceremony at The Wall, will last for 13 years until 2025 marking the end to America’s longest war.  Stay tuned to Warriors Remembered as we remember significant events in this 13 year history.

Warriors Remembered — Days of Remembrance

            We are approaching four very important days of warrior remembrance – two this month. 

National POW/MIA Recognition Day is this Friday, 16 September (designated as the 3rd Friday in September).  This is a national day of prayer and remembrance that we still have thousands of missing warriors who have never returned home.  Of the 2,489 listed originally as missing inVietnam, over 700 have had their remains returned and efforts continue for a full accounting.

Gold Star Mother’s Day is Sunday, 25 September (always the last Sunday in September).  Designated to honor all mothers (and families) who have lost a son or daughter in combat.

Veterans Day is Friday, 11 November.  No explanation needed

National Wreaths Across America Remembrance takes place Saturday, 10 December (2nd Saturday in December).  An annual wreath laying at all veterans cemeteries that needs support and donations.

            Please participate and support each of these days.  Take a moment to honor those who have served and those who have been lost in service to the Nation.

Senate Declares March 30th “Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day”

        Washington D.C – The U.S. Senate on March 8 declared March 30th
as “Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day,” agreeing unanimously to a
resolution introduced by Senator Richard Burr (R-N.C.), Ranking Member
of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.
        On March 30, 1973, all U.S. troops withdrew from Vietnam under
the terms of the Treaty of Paris. This March 30th, the Senate has
encouraged Americans across the country to recognize Vietnam veterans
for their sacrifice and demonstrate a warm welcome to these soldiers who
returned from war to a politically divided country.
        “I’m pleased that the Senate has agreed to set aside a day to
give our Vietnam veterans a warm, long-overdue welcome home. I strongly
encourage communities throughout North Carolina and across the country
to observe this day with activities and events that honor these veterans
for their service. It’s time they receive the recognition they have
earned and deserve. This day also provides our nation with an important
teaching moment. Never again should our men and women serving in the
armed forces receive the same treatment as those returning from
Vietnam,” said Senator Richard Burr.
        Senator Burr introduced the resolution for the second
consecutive year on February 16, 2011. For Senator Burr’s remarks on the
introduction of the resolution, click here
        The United States became involved in Vietnam because
policy-makers believed that if South Vietnam fell to a communist
government, communism would spread throughout the rest of Southeast
Asia. The US Armed Forces began serving in an advisory role to the South
Vietnamese in 1961, and in 1965, ground combat troops were sent into
Vietnam. On March 30, 1973, after many years of combat, all US troops
withdrew. More than 58,000 members of the United States Armed Forces
lost their lives and more than 300,000 were wounded in Vietnam.
        Senators John Boozman (R-AR), Thad Cochran (R-MS), James Inhofe
(R-OK), and Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and Mike Johanns (R-NE) co-sponsored
the legislation. The resolution now moves to the House of
Representatives for consideration.