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The New Mexico Department of Veterans Services


As we continue to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, I want to take a moment to recognize our Vietnam War veterans on this day: March 29…National Vietnam War Veterans Day.

March 29 is the day our nation recognizes the men and women who were denied a proper welcome upon returning home from their service in Vietnam.


Today many in our nation may debate the merits of that war. However, in issuing a state proclamation declaring the day as “National Vietnam War Veterans Day” in New Mexico, I think there should be no debate about recognizing and thanking the men and women who served in Vietnam—and thanking their families—for their sacrifices made when answering the call for military service.

To our Vietnam War veterans, “Welcome Home.” Attached is an official Governor’s Proclamation declaring March 29 as Vietnam War Veterans Day throughout the state.”


Very Respectfully,
Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham

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