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March 29th, National Vietnam War Veterans Day

Recognizes veterans who served in the US military during the Vietman War

National Vietnam War Veterans Day is a US holiday observed annually on March 29th. It recognizes veterans who served in the US military during the Vietman War.

On March 28, 2017, President Trumpsigned the Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act of 2017. This act officially recognizes March 29 as National Vietnam War Veterans Day. The Act also includes the day among those days on which the US Flag should especially be displayed.

On December 26, 2016 - March 29th Vietnam Veterans Day Coalition of States Council in a letter to President Elect Trump and Congress leadership outlines the history and timeline of cause to establish March 29th Vietnam War Veterans Day and request that it be one of the first legislations passed and signed into law during the 115 Congress. https://www.slideshare.net/RRaySaikus/march-29th-vietnam-veterans-day-cause-history-and-documents

On March 29, 2012, President Obama proclaimed March 29, 2012, as Vietnam Veterans Day. The proclamation called "upon all Americans to observe this day with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities that commemorate the 50 year anniversary of the Vietnam War."

There are still 51 Hoosiers reported as MIA from the war. All will be honored during a ceremony today on Monument Circle organized by the Daughters of the American Revolution.

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Events

  • Summer Reading Program Kids and Teens

    Read for fun this summer and you could win big! The library is hosting our annual summer reading program for all ages! Children earn prizes for every eight books or two hours of reading up to 32 books/8hrs. Read more for more chances to win local gift certificates. Young Adults ages 11-18 earn free book prizes for every five hours read and the chance to win a weekly drawing. Participants do not need to register! Simply complete reading logs and then use the Reading Log Entry Google Forms to submit entries. Contact the library if you would prefer a paper reading log or would like help submitting your reading progress. Prize pick-ups arranged through google forms or by contacting the library. Visit www.mjcpl.org or the Summer Reading Facebook Page: JCPL Summer Reading for more details.

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  • Grab & Go Crafts

    Each week the library will have a different craft kit suitable for kids of all ages through our summer reading program. Simply sign up online using our event calendar a week in advance or call the library to reserve a kit. Themes include foam crowns, spinning tops, pinwheels, and more. Decide which library you would like to pick up your kit from when you register. Kits may be picked up from Tuesday through Friday/Saturday. Days and hours are dependent on the current library hours at each location. Check www.mjcpl.org or call 812/265-2744 for current library hours. Free.

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  • COVID-19 Engergy Bill Relief- Ohio Valley Opportunities

    If your paycheck was reduced because of COVID-19 from March 6th through July 3rd, we may be able to help with your energy bill! Plus you choose where it goes: 350$ for electric 175$/electric, 175$/gas 350$ for gas To apply call us today at 812-265-5858 or www.ovoinc.org Current clients and new applicants are encouraged to apply!

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