Nearly 35 years ago, on March 29, 1973, the last 2,500 troops were withdrawn from South Vietnam thus ending military involvement in what is now the longest war in our nations history. Due to the unpopularity of this war, the men and women who survived, and the 58,195 brave souls who fought and died, were never given the respect and gratitude they deserved for serving their country. Of the names listed on the Vietnam Memorial Wall, 4,120 are from the Great State of New York.
The bill will be sponsored in the Assembly by Assemblyman Matthew Titone (D-Staten Island). “I am grateful to have the opportunity to honor our Vietnam Veterans with this legislation, and hope that it will serve to remind each of us of the great sacrifices made by the men and women of New York State who served our country proudly at such a difficult time,” said Assemblyman Titone.