Elmer's Flag and Banner Honors our Vietnam Veterans
On March 29 1973, US forces withdrew from Vietnam, officially ending the second longest conflict in American history. Now, every March 29th, we recognize the sacrifices of the men and women who served our country in the Vietnam War. These servicemen and women did not make the decision to go to war, but answered our nation's call of service.
The war was a divisive time in American history and many in the armed forces were unintended targets of a political firestorm. Upon returning from the war many felt unappreciated and disrespected. Today, many Americans recognize the struggle and cost the war had on our soldiers. More than 58,000 American servicemen and servicewomen were killed and roughly 2,500 were listed as Missing in Action (MIA) or Prisoner of War (POW). In 1973, due to the Paris Peace Accords, the remains of 591 Americans were returned home.
Yet the effects of war persist with our veterans who suffered from tropical diseases, snake bite, the ravages of combat, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and the lingering health effects of the herbicide Agent Orange. The years 1955-1975 are more than dates in a history book. To the men and women that served we say thank you for your sacrifice and welcome home.
At Elmer's Flag and Banner, we honor our veterans and active service members every day with a discount on every item we sell. We offer Air Force, Army, Marines, Navy, and POW/MIA flags and windsocks along with hundreds of sizes and types of American flags to display proudly.
Elmer's Flag & Banner, Kites Too
1332 NE Broadway Portland, OR 97232