AUSTIN, Texas — Gov. Greg Abbott shared a new edition of the Vietnam War 50th commemoration book to the public on Monday.
Vietnam War veterans were presented with the new book edition that details heroic actions and pays tribute to those who served.
“Some warriors who were on the front lines paying their dues and their duty to the United States and the Vietnam War did not return home with the same type of gratitude that they deserve to have recognized," Abbott said. "This book is a tribute to that service.”
Texas is home to about 1.7 million veterans, which includes about 540,000 veterans from the Vietnam War.
“To the Vietnam Veterans with us here today as well as those across the United States of America, we want to say thank you for serving our nation with valor,” the governor said.
Veterans who have served in the Vietnam War have access to the book by going to the Texas Veterans Commission. Abbott encourages veterans to sign up for state and federal benefits that are available to them and their families.
“We are using this book as a reminder of our duties as Americans to ensure to all who served in the Vietnam War have access to the support they’ve earned.”
To receive a copy of this book, contact a TVC office near you or call 1-800-252-VETS.
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