"Within the soul of each Vietnam veteran there is probably something that says 'Bad war, good soldier.' Only now are Americans beginning to separate the war from the warrior."

– Max Cleland

  • 2,709,918 Americans served in Vietnam.

  • 2/3rds of those who served were volunteers.

  • Nearly 10,000 women served in Vietnam. All of them, military and civilian, were volunteers.

  • 240 Vietnam Veterans received the Congressional Medal of Honor, our highest military award.

  • 270,000 received a Purple Heart for their service.

  • 2010 is the 37th anniversary of the end of America's involvement in Vietnam.

  • Of the 2,709,918 Americans who served in Vietnam, less than 850,000 are estimated to be alive today.

  • The men and women who served in Vietnam have waited nearly four decades to be honored for their service, and yet they are the most ardent supporters of the service men and women who have followed in their footsteps.


November 6, 2010

Grand Finale, rescheduled from July 4


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