A day to honor Vietnam War Vets

Daily News Article - March 30, 2018


1. The first paragraph of a news article should answer the questions who, what, where and when. List the who, what, where and when of this news item. (NOTE: The remainder of a news article provides details on the why and/or how.)

2. How did the Pentagon commemorate Vietnam War Veterans Day?

3. What did Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan say this day is for?

4. a) How many Americans served in the Vietnam War?  [between 1955 and 1975 - the Pentagon said it makes no distinction between veterans who served in-county, in-theater or were stationed elsewhere during the 20 years of the conflict].
b) How many of our troops died in Vietnam?

5. a) How many organizations across the country commemorated Vietnam War Veterans Day?
b) How did your community, county or state commemorate this day? (Do an internet search if you need to.)

6. Many troops who served in Vietnam speak of the disgraceful treatment they received from Americans when they returned to the U.S. List some of the things we can do today to say thank you to these men and to make up for the dishonorable treatment they received all those years ago.