WELCOME HOME is not only a national tribute to our Vietnam Era Veterans, but a documentary that will inspire the deep appreciation and gratitude these veterans deserve, once and for all. While this might feature the unfortunate, it will aim to positively affect and inform audiences like never before.
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Seeking Vietnam Era Veterans and those who want to support this journey. Here's what we are looking for:
1. Seeking Vietnam Veterans who want to share their story on HOW they were treated when returning home.
2. Any pictures or video footage on protests or friendly reception when returning home.
3. Is there a fact that we should know about when it comes to how the Vietnam Veterans were treated?
4. Is there something that the Ken Burns documentary didn't cover?
5. A campaign to raise funds for 125k (One-hundred and twenty five thousand dollars) to create this film will begin May 24th, 2022.
6. Sponsors of 10k and higher will have producer credits and mention.
7. Paid advertising will be available on a limited basis and a video clip will be in the documentary itself.
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Vietnam Veterans by State 2022
The Vietnam War was a conflict of the communist government of North Vietnam and its allies, the Viet Cong, in South Vietnam versus the government of the South Vietnam government and the United States, its principal ally. The war lasted from 1954 to 1975 with the United States entering the war in 1965.
The U.S. saw a threat to national security interests with the spread of communism and was determined to end it. Protests against the escalating roles of the United States in the war began with demonstrations in 1964, and grew into a nationwide social movement. Protestors argued that entering the war to stop communist expansion was unjustifiable or an intervention into a foreign civil war. Additionally, extensive television coverage enabled people to see the violence and damage of the war, giving protestors moral ground to argue that the war was too devastating to continue keeping U.S. citizens there.
The United States totally withdrew from Vietnam on March 29,1973 and the war officially ended on April 30, 1975. The Vietnam War had been the longest war the US had fought in up to that point in history, and the most controversial. Estimated solider and civilian casualties range from 966,000 to 3.812 million. There were an estimated 58,318 U.S. soldier casualties alone. A total of 9,087,000 military personnel served on active duty during the Vietnam era, with over 2,709,000 Americans serving in Vietnam, about 9.7% of the generation. 7,484 women served in Vietnam, 83.5% being nurses.
Today, the state with highest number of Vietnam veterans is California, with 596,130, followed by Florida with 519,224. Maine and Montana have the highest number of Vietnam veterans per 100,000 people, with 3,211 and 3,203 respectively.
Here are the 10 states with the most Vietnam veterans:
Maine (2,971 per 100k)
Montana (2,960 per 100k)
West Virginia (2,948 per 100k)
Wyoming (2,890 per 100k)
Alaska (2,734 per 100k)
New Mexico (2,677 per 100k)
New Hampshire (2,588 per 100k)
Oregon (2,578 per 100k)
South Carolina (2,572 per 100k)
Delaware (2,546 per 100k)