This past week President Trump was touring Asia and was involved in HUGE trade deals with China involving billions of dollars that will help strengthen our economy.
However on Saturday, Trump gave an important speech in Da Nang, Vietnam to honor our veterans on Veterans Day. For some, it was a very emotional experience with President Trump.
Trump also signed a proclamation, “Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War.”
During the powerful speech, Trump invited several of the veterans who were standing behind him to give remarks, according to a transcript from WhiteHouse.gov.
One veteran named Mr. Morgan came up to the podium and began weeping with thankfulness at the president’s remarks and support.
“Mr. President, from my heart, thank you for your support of the military, and it’s an honor to be here as one of seven Vietnam veterans representing the 58,000 heroes who never made it home,” Morgan said.
After his remark, Trump embraced Morgan.
Watch the touching exchange below:
“Our veterans are a national treasure, and I thank them all for their service, sacrifice, and patriotism,” Trump said during his remarks.
“To each of you with me today, you are the heroes who fulfill your duty to our nation. And each of you, under the most difficult conditions, did what you had to do, and you did it well.”
On the campaign trail, and in the Oval Office, Trump has made it a priority to honor America’s veterans and ensure they get the respect and care they deserve.
The Trump administration is working hard to reform the Veterans Administration to weed out problems that have plagued the system and cost lives for years.
“Dr. Shulkin has done an amazing job with choice and accountability and so many other things that we are doing and in the process of doing. The Veterans Administration is a whole different place,” Trump said, referring to Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin.
Instead of correcting the United States military and apologizing for the United States, Trump has embraced our history and is proud to support those who served.
One of America’s strengths has always been our military. Trump has said all along he supported our military and soldiers. Trump also promised to provide our soldiers with the best possible training and the best equipment available. It’s all part of his plan to ‘Make America Great Again’.
The Vietnam War was also known as the Second Indochina War, and known in Vietnam as the Resistance War Against America or simply the American War, was a war that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1 November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975. It was the second of the Indochina Wars and was officially fought between North Vietnam and the government of South Vietnam. The North Vietnamese army was supported by the Soviet Union, China and other communist allies and the South Vietnamese army was supported by the United States, South Korea, Australia, Thailand and other anti-communist allies.
Direct U.S. military involvement in the Vietnam War ended on 15 August 1973. The capture of Saigon by the North Vietnamese Army in April 1975 marked the end of the war, and North and South Vietnam were reunified the following year. The war exacted a huge human cost in terms of fatalities. Estimates of the number of Vietnamese soldiers and civilians killed vary from 966,000 to 3.8 million. Some 240,000–300,000 Cambodians, 20,000–62,000 Laotians, and 58,220 U.S. service members also died in the conflict, and a further 1,626 remain missing in action.
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is a 2-acre U.S. national memorial in Washington, D.C. It honors service members of the U.S. armed forces who fought in the Vietnam War, service members who died in service in Vietnam/South East Asia, and those service members who were unaccounted for (missing in action, MIA) during the war.
The memorial currently consists of three separate parts: the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall, completed first and the best-known part of the memorial; the Three Servicemen Memorial, and the Vietnam Women’s Memorial.
We honor our veterans from the Vietnam War with the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
The wall originally listed 58,191 names when it was completed in 1983; as of May 2017, there are now 58,318 names, including eight women. Approximately 1,200 of these are listed as missing (MIAs, POWs, and others).
Over 58,000 men and women died in the Vietnam War. It was a war of much controversy, but these men and women gave their lives to defend our freedom and the freedom of others so that our nation could enjoy the freedoms we have today. All veterans, including those Vietnam Veterans deserve our utmost respect and care for the sacrifices they made while serving our country.