Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day
On March 30, 1973, all United States troops withdrew from Vietnam. In 2011, the U.S. Senate designated March 30th as “Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day” to commemorate those who served in the Vietnam War by holding ceremonies nationwide.
“Our soldiers served honorably and bravely in Vietnam. Unfortunately, they arrived home to a country in political turmoil, and never received the recognition they deserve,” Senator Richard Burr said when he introduced the resolution to honor Vietnam veterans. “By setting March 30th aside as a day to focus on our Vietnam veterans, we can show our unified gratitude for their service and the sacrifices that these veterans made on our behalf.”
Werner Enterprises has been widely acknowledged for its efforts to ease the transition of military veterans into the workplace, including its Professional Truck Driver Apprenticeship that allows veterans to use their benefits to pay for training while receiving on-the-job instruction.
Since 2011, Werner has hired more than 7,550 military veterans and more than 400 military veteran spouses since May 2013, surpassing the pledge it made in 2012 under the White House campaign Joining Forces to hire 1,000 veterans per year for the next five years. Werner has pledged to hire 2,000 military veterans in 2016.