Newsletter December 2022

Newsletter December 2022

SDIT in 2022 – What a Year!

As you gather with family and friends to celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, and other holidays this season, take a moment to celebrate SDIT too!

A year ago, plans may not have called for this much activity, but 2022 was among the most successful and busy years in the organization’s 33-year history.

Across the nation, SDIT members were involved in scores of activities and benefitted from programs for Gold Star families. All this activity was driven by the purpose of “locating, uniting, and supporting” the children of American servicemen who didn’t return home from the Vietnam War.

SDIT is very fortunate to have an incredibly dedicated group of Board Members, Advisors, and volunteers who volunteered to make all this happen. Thanks to each of them for such generous commitments of time and talent!

Have a joyous and peaceful holiday season!

Sons and Daughters In Touch

 

Newsletter SDIT Dec 2022
40th Anniversary of the Groundbreaking of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial

40th Anniversary of the Groundbreaking of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial

 From the eUpdate Newsletter

40th Anniversary of the Groundbreaking of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial

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National Vietnam War Veterans Day

March 26-29, 2022

“With conviction, our Nation pledges our enduring respect, our continuing care, and our everlasting commitment to all Vietnam veterans.”

This year marks the fifth anniversary of March 29 being designated as National Vietnam War Veterans Day.

Across the nation, take time to thank and honor those who answered the call, confronted the enemy, supported the effort, returned home, and cemented their places as great American entrepreneurs.

Capitalizing on a “Can Do” spirt, they seized the initiative and made every corner of America a better place. They raised families, started businesses, and held elective office. They built the iconic Vietnam Veterans Memorial, formed Vietnam Veterans of America, befriended the Gold Star Families of their fallen battle buddies, and continue fighting for causes benefitting all veterans!

The members of Sons and Daughters In Touch extend to all Vietnam veterans a most sincere, “Thank You” and “Welcome Home!”

Read the Full News here

SDIT e-Update, March 2022

 
SDIT Impact Report

SDIT Impact Report

Sons and Daughters In Touch are proud to share this Impact Report capturing both recent and historic accomplishments of the organization. Since its inception in 1989, SDIT has pursued its mission: “…to locate, unite and support the children of American servicemen who were killed or remain missing in the Vietnam War.” For more than 30 years, our grassroots efforts worked towards fulfilling that mission. Along the way, SDIT has impacted tens of thousands from America’s Gold Star families of the Vietnam War, other older and younger Gold Star families who help comprise `the Long Gold Line,” and our nation’s veterans too.
 
As you read this report, we invite you to celebrate the accomplishments and be part of the future of
Sons and Daughters In Touch! 
POW/MIA Recognition Day – Friday, September 17, 2021

POW/MIA Recognition Day – Friday, September 17, 2021

America’s annual observance of POW/MIA Recognition Day occurs on Friday, September 17, 2021.
 
To date, there are 1,584 American servicemen yet unaccounted for from the Vietnam War. The commitment and dedication of the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency are helping achieve answers for the families of these and others who have yet to return home.
 
Sons and Daughters In Touch are proud to represent a mix of both POW/MIA and KIA families from the Vietnam War. Since its founding in 1989, many SDIT families have received answers to the fates of their loved ones. As other families await answers, SDIT proudly supports the call for the fullest possible accounting of American servicemen who have not returned home from the war in Southeast Asia.
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Centennial Commemoration

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Centennial Commemoration

On November 11, 1921, Arlington National Cemetery welcomed America’s unknown soldier from World War l and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier was dedicated.

Now, a century later our nation will observe this centennial commemoration over Veterans Day, November 9-11, 2021.

The tomb is meaningful and symbolic to Sons and Daughters In Touch as a constant reminder of the nation’s commitment to obtaining the fullest possible accounting of each American service member who has yet to return home. In 1959, unknown soldiers from World War ll and the Korean War were enshrined alongside the “World War l unknown”. An empty crypt symbolically represents those unaccounted for from the Vietnam War.

For the first time ever, the public is being invited to step onto the plaza and place a flower tribute at the tomb. To learn more about this ceremony and other events during the Centennial Commemoration, visit the following links:

Tomb Guards: https://tombguard.org/centennial
Arlington National Cemetery: https://arlingtoncemetery.mil/Tomb100