On Jan. 27, 1973, the United States, South Vietnam, Viet Cong and North Vietnam signed the Paris Peace Accords, effectively ceasing the American involvement in the Vietnam War. The Vietnam War is a significant part of America’s history, so to observe Vietnam Peace Day, here is some history on the war:
Causes Of Vietnam War
- In 1946, communists from northern French Indochina (Vietnam) began fighting France for control of the country.
- Three years later, in 1949, France officially established the southern half of the country as the State of Vietnam.
- Beginning in 1951, as Ho Chi Minh became the leader of Dang Lao Dong Vietnam in the north, North Vietnam continues trying to overthrow the government in South Vietnam and reunite the country.
- In 1954, South Vietnam was also home to rebels who were sided with the north. North Vietnam helped these rebels fight, and the Vietnam Conflict began.
- The U.S. ended their involvement in the war in 1973.
- Two years later, in 1975, South Vietnam surrendered to North Vietnam and the Vietnam Conflict came to a close.
- Today, Vietnam remains a communist state.
The U.S. And The Vietnam War
- 58,220 U.S. military members died.
- 1.3 million fighters on both sides died total in the war.
- 1 million civilians died in the war.
- 2,594,000 U.S. military personnel served in South Vietnam.
- 1,621 U.S. soldiers who were POW/MIA have never been accounted for.
- 304,000 U.S. military personnel were wounded.
- 75,000 American Vietnam veterans are severely disabled.
Give Back To Veterans
304,000 Vietnam veterans were wounded and 75,000 are severely disabled. In the Vietnam War and every other war in which the U.S. has been involved, veterans come home with a variety of issues including disability. You can help benefit disabled and other veterans programs today, and give back to American veterans.
The easiest way to do so is by donating an unwanted vehicle to Vehicles For Veterans. This nonprofit organization is dedicated to serving veterans through funding important disabled and other veterans programs. Your unwanted vehicle simply taking up space in your driveway can go a long way in helping veterans.
On top of that, your donation also benefits you. With a 100 percent tax-deductible receipt with your donation, Vehicles For Veterans also takes away the hassle for you by coming to you with free towing. Donate today by calling 1-855-811-4838 or fill out an online donation form. Give back to American veterans today!