“50 years in the past once we got here again from Vietnam we did not get a number of recognition and so it is essential a minimum of now for some recognition and a thanks,” mentioned Vietnam Warfare veteran Tom Roney.
That’s one thing Sen. Pat Toomey has been on a mission to vary all through his political profession.
“As a result of it was an unpopular battle, due to the political selections many Individuals disagreed with and tragically a number of of us took it out on the veterans,” Toomey mentioned.
Toomey helped go laws making March 29 formally Vietnam Warfare Veterans Day.
“It was the appropriate day, as a result of it marks the anniversary of the withdrawal of the final American fight troops from Vietnam,” Toomey mentioned.
And to assist proper a improper, Toomey was readily available to personally thank and hand out a veteran’s pin to about 150 Vietnam veterans residing within the Lehigh Valley.
“It is only one manner that the USA can say thanks in your service,” Toomey mentioned.
And for many who served and obtained the pin, many felt it was a very long time coming, however higher late than by no means.
“There’s about 2.2 million that served in Vietnam and 800,000 are nonetheless alive, so we’re an ageing inhabitants, so it is good to get it now fairly than posthumously,” Roney mentioned.