50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War Commemoration

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Washington, DC, October 22, 2016 | comments

Recently, Congressman Bucshon joined local veterans at an event commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War. The ceremony was held at the Indiana Military Museum in Vincennes, a fitting location to recognize the contributions of the brave men and women who served this great nation and the indelible mark they left on our history.

Congressman Bucshon speaking with Vietnam Veterans about their experiences in the war. 

“As we recognize the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War, let us never forget what has been given up by so many so that we may stand here today.”

Congressman Bucshon delivering a speech at the 50th anniversary commemoration.

You can view Congressman Bucshon's remarks by clicking the image above from the event here.

The Rolling Thunder Indiana Chapter 6 also performed the “Missing Man Table” presentation to honor the soldiers who have become Prisoners of War or Missing in Action, including the 1,600 Americans still missing or unaccounted for today.

Members of the Rolling Thunder Indiana Chapter 6 performing the "Missing Man Table" presentation.

During the Vietnam War, over 9 million Americans served on active duty. Tragically, 58,286 American soldiers lost their lives, including 1,534 Hoosiers. After bravely serving in the conflict, thousands of Hoosiers returned home to raise families, work, and continue their lives. It was an honor to speak with these brave Hoosier Vietnam Veterans about the issues they faced during the conflict, after leaving the military, and the ones they still dealing with today.

The world would surely be a different place without those who have selflessly answered the call at home and abroad. 

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