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National Vietnam War Veterans Day commemoration event, Oklahoma History Center
March 29, 10:00 am–11:00 am
The Oklahoma History Center is proud to announce that it will recognize all Vietnam War veterans in a commemoration event on March 29 from 10 to 11 am. The recognition celebration is open to the public at no charge and will include music by the 145th Army Band and dedications from Major General Michael Thompson, retired Major General Myles Deering, retired Brigadier General Pete Costilow and retired Captain Bob Ford. The ceremony will take place in the Devon Great Hall at the Oklahoma History Center, located at 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive in Oklahoma City.
This event is in response to the Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act of 2017 signed into law by President Donald J. Trump on March 28, 2017. Initially, the bill simply encouraged flying the US flag on March 29 to commemorate the service of all Vietnam War veterans. In response to a letter from Major General James T. Jackson of the Pentagon to the governors of every state requesting that the states host a commemorative event to “celebrate the first anniversary of our nation’s newly established National Vietnam War Veterans Day,” the Oklahoma History Center, in conjunction with the Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs, will host such an event.