R Ray Saikus
R Ray Saikus campaign leader

ALASKA declares MARCH 29th VIETNAM VETERANS DAY

PLEASE CHECK WITH YOUR STATE LEGISLATORS ON WHETHER YOUR STATE HAS ENACTED MARCH 29th VIETNAM VETERANS DAY "FOREVER",  THIS IMPORTANT DAY OF GRATITUTE, HONOR AND REMEMBRANCE 

Let us know if there is a day designated, if there is not one designated please ask them to pass legislation to establish

MARCH 29th VIETNAM VETERANS DAY - each year FOREVER

Please note below why not to use March 30th 

Article on ALASKA joining the healing of a generation and our nation is at:

http://www.vaeducationanchorage.com/articles/alaska-recognizes-march-29th-as-vietnam-veterans-day (http://www.vaeducationanchorage.com/articles/alaska-recognizes-march-29th-as-vietnam-veterans-day)

March 30th is tainted because the blood of our nation's defenders was spilled by the North Vietnamese when the Eastertide invasion started on March 30, 1972 and lasted through October 22 of 1972, and was a complete affront to our goodwill at the peace negotiations.

The Easter Offensive, and also (Chiến dịch Xuân hè 1972 in Vietnamese) was a military campaign conducted by the People's Army of Vietnam (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/People%27s_Army_of_Vietnam) (PAVN) against the Army of the Republic of Vietnam (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Army_of_the_Republic_of_Vietnam) (ARVN, the regular army of South Vietnam (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Vietnam)) and the United States military (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_military). The offensive was given a title steeped in Vietnamese history. In 1773 the three Tây Sơn brothers (so-called because of the place of their origin) united a Vietnam divided by civil war and social unrest. The youngest brother, Nguyễn Huệ, then defeated an invading Chinese army on the outskirts of Hanoi in 1788. This was an obvious 200th anniversary goal to unite Vietnam under Communist rule regardless of the Peace Treaty negotiations.  
Also on March 30 of 1975, the North Vietnamese again violated the peace accords and disregarded our goodwill and deprived the South Vietnamese people of their right of self determination agreed to by the North. It created despair and the death of more of our people while trying to protect and help evacuate the people of the illegally occupied South Vietnam.

 

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