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H.J.Res. 182 (97th): A joint resolution to designate April 26, 1981, as “National Recognition Day for Veterans of the Vietnam Era”.

The text of the resolution below is as of Apr 14, 1981 (Passed Congress).

PUBLIC LAW 97-9—APR. 14, 1981                                    95 STAT. 11
Public Law 97-9
97th Congress
                           Joint Resolution
To designate April 26, 1981, £is "National Recognition Day for Veterans of the     Apr. 14, 1981
                                 Vietnam Era".                                    [H.J. Res. 182]

Whereas the valorous service of Vietnam veterans has never been
  properly commemorated or recognized;
Whereas the conflict in Vietnam claimed more than fifty-five thou-
  sand American lives;
Whereas three hundred thousand men were wounded and one hun-
  dred and fifty thousand permanently disabled during the conflict
  in Vietnam;
Whereeis there are four hundred £md eighty thousand Vietnam vet-
  erans between the ages of twenty-five and thirty-nine who are
  currently unemployed;
Whereas as many as two hundred and eighty thousand Vietnam
  veterans suffer the intermittent psychological aftereffects of the
  Vietnam conflict; and
Whereas the more than two million five hundred thousand Ameri-
  cans who answered their country's call to duty and served honor-
  ably deserve the Nation's gratitude: Now, therefore, be it
  Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United
States of America in Congress assembled. That the President is                   National Day of
authorized and requested to designate April 26,1981, as a "National              Recognition for
                                                                                 Veterans of the
Day of Recognition for Veterans of the Vietnam Era", and to call                 Vietnam Era.
upon the people of the United States to observe such day with                    Designation
appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities, including a week of            authorization.
symposia hearings and conferences to be conducted in Wsishington,
District of Columbia, prior to April 26, dedicated to those issues of
concern to Vietnam veterans.
  Approved April 14, 1981.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—H.J. Res. 182 (S.J. Res. 40):
    Mar. 26, considered and passed House.
    Mar 31, considered and passed Senate.