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Board of Supervisors proclaims March 29, 2022, Vietnam War Veterans Day in Livingston County

The Livingston County Board of Supervisors has proclaimed March 29, 2022, as Vietnam War Veterans Day in Livingston County.

The date honors those who served during the Vietnam War, one of the longest military conflicts in American’s history. In total, more than 3.4 million service members were deployed to Southeast Asia, 2.7 million served in the designated war zone, 153,000 were wounded, and over 58,000 were killed in the theater of operation during the war. The names of 4,120 fellow New Yorkers are among the deceased listed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D. C., said Livingston County Veteran Services Director Jason Skinner.


“We mark this day to honor those who bravely fought for their country and to ensure we never forget their service and sacrifice,” explained Skinner. “Vietnam veterans endured unspeakable hardships and risked their lives fighting for the ideals of democracy. Please join me in commemorating their bravery this Vietnam War Veterans Day on March 29.”

Of the 58,318 names listed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, 21 of them called Livingston County, N.Y., home. They are Gerald Dailey, Arnold Duryea, David T. Fellows, Paul R. Fusco, John W. Geary, Donald Graves, Robert C. Henderson, Irwin Knickerbocker, Gerald P. Metott, Raymond Miles, Robert Prete, James E. Pringle, Francis Rosebrugh, James Schulz, Robert P. Sickles, James N. Sweet, Patrick Tremblay, John Ugino, Edwin F. Upright, James Widener, and Charles D. Wilkie.

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The Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act of 2017 amended title 4 of the United States Code, Section 6(d) to include National Vietnam War Veterans Day as an important occasion on which the flag should be raised. The Livingston County Board of Supervisors will solemnly commemorate the anniversary of this day and reflect upon its significance for past, present, and future generations.

News from Livingston County, N.Y. Among other events planned to observe the day, the Dansville American Legion Auxiliary and the American Legion Daniel Goho Post 87 are hosting an open house on Sunday, March 27, 2022, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at 34 Elizabeth Street, Dansville, NY. All Vietnam era veterans, spouses, significant others, and friends are invited to attend.



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