March 29th is National Vietnam Veterans Day.
Roughly 2.7 million Americans served in the armed forces in Vietnam between 1959 and 1973, with two-thirds of them being volunteers.
One out of every 10 of those serving was a casualty.
Unlike post-9/11, veterans who served in Vietnam typically did not receive a warm welcome home.
On March 30th, the Doylestown Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 175 is sponsoring a lunch to thank Doylestown Vietnam Veterans for their service and wish them a belated “welcome home.”
The lunch will be held from 1300 to 1500 at the American Legion Post, 315 N. Street in Doylestown.
Among the speakers will be Dan Fraley, Director of Veteran’s Affairs for Bucks County, who will have information of benefit to veterans.
Lunch guests must have received a Vietnam Service Medal and be Doylestown area residents.
Those interested in attending should e-mail their intention to attend and address to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail their intention to attend to Doylestown VFW POST 175, PO Box 1533, Doylestown, PA 18901.
To verify Vietnam service a scan or photo of a DD214 (with Social Security number covered) should be attached. Also indicate any dietary restrictions.
This is a great opportunity for area Vietnam veterans to socialize with fellow veterans.