Governor Andrew M. Cuomo Proclaims March 29 as Vietnam Veterans Day

March 21, 2012
Vietnam Veterans' Day Proclamation

Governor Cuomo's Proclamation

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, of the State of New York has decreed March 29, 2012 as  Vietnam Veterans Day with this official proclamation.  A tribute to so many who served, either through  draft or enlistment, at the Nations request to defend freedom in a world many have never even heard of.  A tribute to the price we pay to live in a free world.

The distance that time places between us and the memory of a wounded Nation is all the more reason to proclaim the sacrifice of the few for the many.  “Whereas, we have not forgotten – nor will we ever forget” as quoted from the proclamation, are words we hope will remain with all of you. To those have served, are serving, and will serve, this Nation says Thank You.

With gratitude and appreciation for all they do, we thank the men and women who operate The Wall, a website  “dedicated to honoring those who died in the Vietnam War.” Through this site, we can remember the cost of war as paid by those from New Rochelle. May they not be forgotten.

     “If you are able, save for them a place inside of you and save one backward glance

when you are leaving for the places they can no longer go.

     Be not ashamed to say you loved them, though you may or may not have always.

Take what they have taught you with their dying and keep it with your own.

     And in that time when men decide and feel safe to call the war insane,

take one moment to embrace those gentle heroes you left behind.

Major Michael Davis O’Donnell
1 January 1970
Dak To, Vietnam
Listed as KIA February 7, 1978

One comment

  1. […] The New Rochelle Armory for a link to the Vietnam War Memorial Wall and the names of those from New Rochelle who are […]

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