Vietnam veterans stand during a 15-shot salute on Fort Knox, Kentucky. (U.S. Army)

Vietnam Veterans Day


Celebrated every March 29, Vietnam Veterans Day is set aside as a day for Americans to honor the courage and sacrifice of those who served in the Vietnam War.

At, we know that the benefits you earned through service matter -- from discounts, to the Department of Veteran Affairs veterans ID card program, to need-to-know information about your VA health care. honors the selfless service of Vietnam veterans from the Coast Guard, Air Force, Army, Navy and Marine Corps

History of Vietnam Veterans Day

Officially designated in 2017 as National Vietnam War Veterans Day by President Donald Trump, the holiday is marked by ceremonies and celebration across the U.S. 

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  • Vietnam veterans and their families participate in the Vietnam Veterans Welcome Home Ceremony on May 20, 2017, at Fort McCoy, Wis. Scott T. Sturkol/Army
  • The U.S. Marine Corps Color Guard presents the National Ensign and the U.S. Marine Corps Battle Colors during a Vietnam War pinning ceremony as a part of Marine Week, Detroit, Michigan. (Marine Corps/Robert Knapp)
  • From the left, Women’s Army Corps veteran Marion Clift, Army veteran Betty Downs, Army veteran Sue Williams and veteran Army nurse Beverly Reno walk away from the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier after laying a wreath at Arlington National Cemetery, Sept. 22, 2015, in Arlington, Va. They are part of the first all-female honor flight in the United States. 75 female veterans from World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War were in attendance, as well as 75 escorts, who were also female veterans or active-duty militar
  • Vietnam Memorial Wall
  • Lt. j.g. Mack Jamieson gives a pin to an American Legion Fred Brock Post No. 828 Vietnam war veteran as part of San Antonio Navy Week. (U.S. Navy/Specialist 3rd Class Casey J. Hopkins)
  • A veteran shakes the hand of one of over 400 supporters who greeted the first all-female honor flight in the United States Sept. 22, 2015 at Ronald Reagan International Airport in Arlington. Over 75 female veterans from World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War were in attendance, as well as 75 escorts, who were also female veterans or active-duty military. (U.S. Army/Nell King)
  • Vietnam veterans Robert Rivers and Daniel Brown
  • Retired veteran Cecil Caviezel and his wife, Shirley, pose for a photo at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California. (U.S. Marine Corps/Andrianna Talbot)
  • Ellicott students give thank you letters and hand-made flags to a Vietnam veteran during the Ellicott School District Veteran’s Day ceremony at Ellicott, Colorado. The Ellicott community event honored veterans, both past and present. (U.S. Air Force/William Tracy)
  • Vietnam Veterans are welcomed home by 110th Attack Wing Airmen, October 27, 2017, in Battle Creek, Michigan. These veterans came from all U.S. Military service branches. (U.S. Air Force/Tiffany Clark)
  • Rolling thunder moves through Washington, D.C. on Memorial Day, 2009. (U.S. Marine Corps)