Governor Signs Bill Establishing Vietnam Veterans Day
March 27, 2013, Juneau, Alaska - Governor Sean Parnell today signed House Bill 67, legislation establishing March 29 of each year as Vietnam Veterans Day.
“Although Vietnam veterans were treated shamefully when they returned, these fine veterans became champions for the cause of all veterans, so that no other warrior would have to experience what they did,” Governor Parnell said. “They’ve been a major force in creating services and support for veterans and their families. These veterans are finally starting to get the recognition and honor they are due. We are proud to stand with them.”
HB 67 was sponsored by Representative Steve Thompson, Co-Chair Veterans Caucus.