Amarillo area Our Town briefs for the week of March 27, 2022

Special Texas Edition Vietnam War commemorative book available to Vietnam veterans

National Vietnam War Veterans Day, March 29, is a day to thank and honor our nation’s Vietnam veterans and their families for their service and sacrifice and to remember those still listed as missing in action. To honor the Texans who served in Vietnam, a special Texas limited edition Vietnam War commemorative book “A Time to Honor: Stories of Service, Duty, and Sacrifice” is available to them, through the Texas Veterans Commission, compliments of Gov. Greg Abbott, according to a news release.

Commemorations and ceremonies are planned across various cities throughout Texas and the nation. Texas is home to 1.7 million veterans, according to the release. More than 500,000 Texas veterans, both men and women, served in Vietnam. The day honors the millions of servicemembers and women who served in Vietnam, provides further remembrance of those who became prisoners of war; and commemorates the more than 58,000 who paid the ultimate sacrifice and the more than 1,600 who are still missing in action.

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