(MENA) — Mena Mayor Seth Smith signed a proclamation on Monday, March 25th, designating March 29th as National Vietnam Veterans Day in the City of Mena. This holiday will be observed annually on March 29th.
In a ceremony attended by various veterans from the area, including representatives from the Polk County Veterans Honor Guard; the Mayor noted that the American Legion Post 18 of Mena, will place American flags on Mena Street to honor Vietnam Veterans and to also promote American Patriotism.
President Donald J. Trump signed the Vietnam War Veteran Recognition Act, into law on March 28, 2017, designating March 29th of each year as the National Vietnam War Veterans Day.
The State of Arkansas appropriately designated the day, on March 29, 2018.
Mayor Smith added that, “the City of Mena, are proud and honored to hereby proclaim this Friday, March 29th, as “Vietnam Veterans Day” and we would like to say “Welcome Home” to these honorable men and women who served in the Army, Navy, Marines and Air Force, during this war to protect our freedom and the sacrifices they and their families have made for us and our great nation.”
Smith concluded that if you know a Veteran , man or woman; regardless of their age, please tell them “Thank You for your service… Welcome Home!”