On this day, March 29, Wisconsin residents are encouraged to celebrate the sacrifice and service of American armed forces who participated in Vietnam and Vietnam Era military service. The names of more than 1,200 Wisconsin residents are listed on the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C. Many more individuals from Wisconsin placed their own lives in harm's way to serve during the Vietnam War as well.
The first-ever Wisconsin Vietnam Veterans Day was celebrated on Monday, March 29, 2010. Based on an official Wisconsin State bill, passed in 2009, Wisconsin Vietnam Veterans Day became an annual state holiday. The occasion will honor Wisconsin residents who served in the United States armed forces during the Vietnam War in Southeast Asia.
On March 29, 1973 the United States officially completed the withdrawal of American combat troops from Vietnam, after a decade of military involvement in the region.