MCAS Miramar Air Show salutes Vietnam veterans

MCAS Miramar Air Show salutes Vietnam veterans
Posted at 1:43 PM, Aug 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-31 13:31:07-04

(KGTV) - This year, the MCAS Miramar Airshow will honor service members who served in the Vietnam War.

The air show's theme, "A Salute to Vietnam Veterans," will recognize the contributions made by brave men and women, whose services went "largely underappreciated."

The event's website reads:

"Our Air Show is not only an open door to the local community, but it also provides us an opportunity to recognize and honor the tremendous sacrifices made by our Vietnam veteran brothers and sisters. Their service was largely underappreciated during a time when support for the military was not as prevalent as it is now. Nevertheless, these brave men and women demonstrated their character and values by donning the uniform and serving the Nation they love."

The Vietnam War was costly for the US Marine Corps, MCAS stated. From 1965 to 1975, about 500,000 Marines served in the southeast Asia region, and of these military members, 13,000 were killed and another 88,000 were wounded.


"We hope you join us at the Miramar Air Show to recognize the service and sacrifice from our Vietnam War veterans. Despite overwhelming odds both forward deployed and at home, these men and women performed their duties with courage and demonstrated their commitment to the United States. We take time this year to reflect on their sacrifice and to salute their service," MCAS Miramar writes online.

The air show is free to the public.