American Legion Post 178 veterans received a standing ovation at the March 16, 2021, Frisco City Council meeting as Mayor Jeff Chaney cited a proclamation declaring March 29 as National Vietnam War Veterans Day in Frisco, Texas.
The proclamation honored the service and sacrifices of U.S. Armed Forces personnel who were on active duty, regardless of location, from Nov. 1, 1955 to May 15, 1975. More than 9 million Americans served during that time, as well as 2.7 million in Vietnam. More than 58,000 names are memorialized on a black granite wall in our nation’s capital. 304,000 were wounded. 1,253 are Missing In Action (MIA), and 2,500 were Prisoners of War (POW).
Cheney declared that those who served their country deserve the heartfelt acknowledgment and profound gratitude of their countrymen. He urged all citizens to thank and honor each Vietnam veteran and their families who served their country faithfully and courageously, and to show a generation of veterans the respect and support of a grateful nation.
More than 300 of the 600 members of American Legion Post 178 are Vietnam-era veterans.