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Nebraska Department of Veterans' Affairs

Vietnam War Commemoration

Governor Ricketts signs the 2019 Vietnam Veterans Day Proclamation with NDVA Director Hilgert and Maj Gen BohacIn accordance with Public Law 110-181 §598; the 2008 National Defense Authorization Act authorized the Secretary of Defense to conduct a program to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War and "in conducting the commemorative program, the Secretary shall coordinate, support, and facilitate other programs and activities of the Federal Government, State and local governments, and other persons and organizations in commemoration of the Vietnam War".

Whereas the State of Nebraska has sent sons and daughters to fight and support the Vietnam War on land, sea, and in the air, the Governor and the Unicameral joins with the Secretary of Defense in partnership commemorating those who have served our country and this state during the Vietnam War.

The Nebraska commemorative program will include activities and ceremonies to achieve the following objectives:

  1. To thank and honor Nebraska veterans of the Vietnam War, including personnel who were held as prisoners of war (POW), or listed as missing in action (MIA), for their service and sacrifice on behalf of the United States and to thank and honor the families of these veterans.
  2. To highlight the service of Nebraska's citizens serving in the Armed Forces during the Vietnam War and the contributions of Federal agencies and governmental and non-governmental organizations that served with, or in support of, the Armed Forces.
  3. To pay tribute to the contributions made on the Nebraska home front by the people of Nebraska during the Vietnam War.
  4. To highlight the advances in technology, science, and medicine related to military research conducted during the Vietnam War.
  5. To recognize the contributions and sacrifices made by the allies of the United States during the Vietnam War.

 

Nebraska Proclamation fro the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War

Nebraska Vietnam Proclamation

Presidential Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War

Presidential Vietnam Proclamation

 

Vietnam War Commemoration Resources

Educational PowerPoint

An Education Session to Honor the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War

Watch "The Truth" Commercial

The Truth youtube video screen shot

Search the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall

The Vietnam Veterans' Memorial

Veterans History Project

Veterans History Project

Vietnam Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients

 

Prisioner of War/Missing in Action (POW/MIA) Report for the Vietnam War

Vietnam War POW/MIA List from the Department of Defense

Becoming a Commemorative Partner

Program Objectives

Federal, state and local communities, veterans' organizations and other nongovernmental organizations can become Commemorative Partners and help our nation in thanking and honoring our Vietnam Veterans and their families by planning and conducting events and activities to recognize their service, valor, and sacrifices.

Events or activities should meet one or more of the Congressionally-mandated objectives of the program:

  1. To thank and honor veterans of the Vietnam War, including personnel who were held as prisoners of war or listed as missing in action, for their service and sacrifice on behalf of the United States and to thank and honor the families of these veterans.
  2. To highlight the service of the Armed Forces during the Vietnam War and the contributions of Federal agencies and governmental and non-governmental organizations that served with, or in support of, the Armed Forces.
  3. To pay tribute to the contributions made on the home front by the people of the United States during the Vietnam War.
  4. To highlight the advances in technology, science, and medicine related to military research conducted during the Vietnam War.
  5. To recognize the contributions and sacrifices made by the allies of the United States during the Vietnam War.

How to Apply

If your organization is interested in applying to become a Commemorative Partner, please visit the Commemorative Partners Program website.

Questions regarding the Commemorative Partner Program application process can be directed to whs.vnwar50th_cpp@mail.mil

Commemorative Partners in Nebraska

  • Creighton University Army ROTC
  • Lancaster County Veteran Services
  • Nebraska Department of Veterans' Affairs
  • State of Nebraska
  • The Nebraska Association of Professional Veterans Advocates (NAPVA)
  • University of Nebraska Army ROTC
  • Vietnam Veterans of America Nebraska State Council