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WHEREAS, forty-nine years ago, on March 29, 1973, the last 2,500 American troops were withdrawn from Vietnam; and

WHEREAS, we focus our thoughts and prayers on the families of more than 58,000 individuals who served our country and never returned home, and we also pay tribute to the 149 Nevadans we lost in Vietnam; and

WHEREAS, we pay our humble respects to those who were held as Prisoner of War or listed as missing in action, for their service and sacrifice on behalf of the United States; and

WHEREAS, we owe a debt of gratitude and a belated “Welcome Home” to those who served honorably in this war but were denied the proper respect and gratitude they so richly deserved for serving their nation; and

WHEREAS, we recognize it is our duty to honor all who served in Vietnam as well as those who served during this time of conflict, as we owe them and their families a debt of gratitude; and

WHEREAS, we also recognize the long lasting and devastating effects of Agent Orange which even today affect Vietnam War veterans and their families; and

WHEREAS, federal legislation was signed into law in 2017 declaring March 29 as a National Day of Remembrance to honor Vietnam War veterans; and

WHEREAS, the great State of Nevada proudly honors the more than 9 million Vietnam War era veterans who served our country in one of the longest conflicts in which the United States has been involved;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, STEVE SISOLAK, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim March 29, 2022, as

VIETNAM WAR VETERANS DAY IN NEVADA

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Nevada to be affixed at the State Capitol in Carson City, this 22nd day of March 2022.

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