At our last city council meeting, Mayor Hodson read a proclamation announcing March 29th as “Vietnam Veterans Day” in Canby.
And I learned from my friend Mike Zagyva that Governor Brown recently proclaimed March 30th to be “Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day” too. There is a tiny disparity between the dates because, I believe, March 29, 1973 was the the last day US troops were in Vietnam, and they came home that day and the next.
From the end of the proclamation the mayor read:
“NOW, THEREFORE, I, Brian Hodson, by virtue of the authority vested in me as Mayor of the City of Canby, do hereby proclaim the March 29, 2016 as Vietnam Veterans Day. I call upon all Americans to observe this day with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities that commemorate the anniversary of the Vietnam War.”