Fifty years ago, President Nixon ended the Vietnam War, and nearly 600 Prisoners of War came home to their families. Five decades after that extraordinary and emotional homecoming, the Richard Nixon Foundation will host the official celebration of the 50th anniversary of their repatriation; nearly 200 POWs and their families will attend three days of reunion events from May 23 to 25, 2023 at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library in Yorba Linda, California.

The passage of time has not diminished the respect that the American people have for the once-imprisoned airmen, seaman, soldiers and Marines. More than 25 individuals or companies have lent support to the upcoming POW reunion events, the educational special exhibition Captured: Shot Down in Vietnam, and the Nixon Foundation’s 50th-anniversary commemoration of the end of the Vietnam War. 

The Richard Nixon Foundation and the NAM-POWs Corporation commend and thank all of these generous supporters. 

In addition to the POW reunion —expected to be their last— a new monument will be dedicated at the Nixon Library honoring all Americans who served in the Vietnam War, and a new special exhibition, Captured: Show Down Over Vietnam, will be opened by the POWs during the reunion events in May.

Major funding is provided by:

Airpower Foundation
American Airlines
Gary Sinise Foundation
Sarah and Ross Perot Jr. in honor of Ross Perot Sr.
 Ling and Charlie Zhang

The Nixon Foundation would like to recognize the additional generosity of:

Air Warrior Courage Foundation
Mr. Sandy Alderson
Arizona Diamondbacks
The Boeing Company
Boston Red Sox
James Vincent Crouch
Ms. Sharon Driscoll
Ron and Alexis Fowler
General Atomics Aerospace Systems
In-N-Out Burger
La Jolla MJ Management, LLC
La Playa, LLC
Liberty Military Housing
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company
The Drs. Jack and Jennifer London Charitable Fund
Los Angeles Angels
Los Angeles Dodgers
Major League Baseball
Mariposa Butterfly Festival
Navy Federal Credit Union
Newport News Shipbuilding – Huntington Ingalls Industries
Northrop Grumman Corporation
Pratt & Whitney Aerospace Company
Robert Irvine Foundation
San Diego Padres
Signature Flight Services
Ms. Brenda Stewart
Sudberry Properties
USS Midway Museum
United States Automobile Association
Vanguard Marketing Corporation
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund
Worcester Red Sox

Please return to for more updates on the commemoration of the end of the Vietnam War and the final reunion of the American POWs.