SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Jerry Brown today issued a proclamation declaring Wednesday, March 30, 2011 as “Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day” in the State of California. The text of the proclamation follows:
PROCLAMATION BY THE GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA
America is a symbol of freedom and has achieved its stature in the world because of the selfless service of our brave veterans. From those who fought in the Revolutionary War to those currently serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, the fearless members of our country’s armed forces have given up the comforts of home, the company of loved ones and, for some, even their own lives so that we could live in our land of liberty.
Our Vietnam veterans fought for our freedoms, kept America safe and dedicated their lives to this nation. We are forever thankful for their unwavering strength and courage while fighting in the Vietnam War. We join together to express our gratitude, remember their service and say “welcome home.”
On Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day, we honor the immeasurable sacrifices and contributions our Vietnam War veterans have made to protect the life, liberty and happiness of every Californian and every American. All veterans deserve our deepest respect. May we always remember the heroism and courage of those who have served and those who continue to serve.
NOW THEREFORE I, EDMUND G. BROWN JR., Governor of the State of California, do hereby proclaim March 30th as “Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day.”
IN WITNESS WHEREOF I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of California to be affixed this 29th day of March 2011.
EDMUND G. BROWN JR.
Governor of California
Secretary of State.