On this day in 1973 U.S. President Richard M. Nixon declared the end to the Vietnam War. The phrase was a variation of a 1968 campaign promise in which Nixon said “I pledge to you that we shall have an honorable end to the war in Vietnam.”
The treaty of the Paris Peace Accord specified that a cease fire would take place four days later.
On March 29, 1973, the last U.S. solider left Vietnam. Saigon fell to North Vietnamese troops on April 30, 1975.