Most former presidents ignore the Vietnam War and don’t consider it worth remembering.
President Trump decided to change that on Wednesday when he announced that March 29 would now be the National Vietnam War Veterans Day.
The bill was sponsored by Republican Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania and Democrat Sen. Joe Donnelly of Indiana.
Toomey talked about how Vietnam War veterans were treated poorly when they returned home.
“Some of them were actually treated quite poorly,” Toomey said.
“And that was a tragic period in our history driven by people’s perceptions of the war. Fortunately, that, I think, is behind us now. And I hope and I believe we’ve gotten to a place where the American people realize how much we really should be grateful to the men and the women who served this country in Vietnam during that very, very difficult time.”
Former President Barack Obama previously celebrated the Vietnam War on March 29, but Trump signed it into law.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 30, 2017
It is amazing to see Trump honoring the Vietnam War and it is clear that this man truly respects our veterans.