SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Three years ago Governor Sonny Perdue declared March 29, Vietnam Veteran's Day in the State of Georgia. The last of the U.S. troops were pulled out of Vietnam on March 29, 37 years ago.
Veterans in the area want the U.S. government to make March 29 nationally recognized at Vietnam Veteran's Day. Monday night a memorial ceremony took place in Emmet Park to honor those who gave their lives and those who are still missing in action.
Vietnam Veterans of America chapter president Robert Taylor says they are losing vets every year and he would like to see them get their due as soon as possible on a national level.
"I think Vietnam vets need their own day," said Taylor. "For everything they did and people we lost in Vietnam. It's special and we are losing our members quite a bit every year, we are losing two or three percent of our Vietnam veterans."
Featured in the ceremony was a 21-gun salute and a ceremonial wreath laying at the Vietnam Memorial in Emmet Park.