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National Vietnam War Veterans Day: March 29, 2022

Release Number CB22-SFS.39
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From The American Presidency Project, Proclamation 8829—Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War (2012):

“As we observe the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War, we reflect with solemn reverence upon the valor of a generation that served with honor. We pay tribute to the more than 3 million servicemen and women who left their families to serve bravely, a world away from everything they knew and everyone they loved. From Ia Drang to Khe Sanh, from Hue to Saigon and countless villages in between, they pushed through jungles and rice paddies, heat and monsoon, fighting heroically to protect the ideals we hold dear as Americans. Through more than a decade of combat, over air, land, and sea, these proud Americans upheld the highest traditions of our Armed Forces.

“As a grateful Nation, we honor more than 58,000 patriots—their names etched in black granite—who sacrificed all they had and all they would ever know. We draw inspiration from the heroes who suffered unspeakably as prisoners of war, yet who returned home with their heads held high. We pledge to keep faith with those who were wounded and still carry the scars of war, seen and unseen. With more than 1,600 of our service members still among the missing, we pledge as a Nation to do everything in our power to bring these patriots home.”

Key Stats

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, International Database (demographic data) and USA Trade Online (trade data); Central Intelligence Agency, The World Factbook (country reference maps).

Note: Click on the image above for the full page with additional charts on trade and population.

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From Foreign Trade > U.S. International Trade Data:

Note: After you create an account, select options for State Export Data (Origin of Movement) or State Import Data (State of Destination) by Harmonized System (HS) or NAICS. Select State, Measures, Commodity, Country (Vietnam), and Time for data. More information is available in the Quick Start Guide.

From Topics > Population > Veterans:

Demographic, social, and economic data on veterans are collected on several U.S. Census Bureau surveys.  These data are used for policy analysis, program planning, and budgeting of veteran programs.

Note: The infographic above is cropped at the bottom and the Vietnam War is highlighted. Click on the image for the full PDF. The 1980 Census was the first to ask veteran status of both men and women.

Source: 2019 American Community Survey (ACS) 1-Year Estimates.

Note: The table above is cropped at the  bottom and the Vietnam Era is highlighted. Click on the image for the full table.

Source: 2018 Nonemployer Statistics by Demographics (NES-D), Annual Business Survey Program.

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