R Ray Saikus
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March 29th Vietnam Veterans Day introduced by Senate in 113th Congress

Update ref national MARCH 29 VIETNAM VETERANS DAY

There is a bill introduced in the U.S. Senate S.409 wording is below

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Complete wording at:

 

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113TH CONGRESS

1ST SESSION S. 409

To add Vietnam Veterans Day as a patriotic and national observance.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

FEBRUARY 28, 2013

Mr. BURR (for himself and Mrs. BOXER) introduced the following bill; which

was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

A BILL

To add Vietnam Veterans Day as a patriotic and national

observance.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States
of America in Congress assembled,

 SECTION 1. VIETNAM VETERANS DAY.

(a) FINDINGS.—Congress finds that— …….. more at the webpage

 

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 (b) VIETNAM VETERANS DAY.—Chapter 1 of title 36,

 United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the

 following:

 ''§ 145. Vietnam Veterans Day

 ''The President may issue each year a proclamation—

 ''(1) designating March 29 as Vietnam Veterans Day;

 ''(2) honoring and recognizing the contributions

 of veterans who served in the United States Armed

 Forces in Vietnam during war and during peace;

 ''(3) encouraging States and local governments

 to establish a Vietnam Veterans Day; and

 ''(4) encouraging the people of the United

 States to observe Vietnam Veterans Day with appropriate ceremonies and
activities that—

 ''(A) provide the appreciation veterans of

 the Vietnam War deserve, but did not receive

 upon returning home from the war;

 ''(B) demonstrate the resolve that never

 again shall the people of the United States disregard and denigrate a
generation of veterans;

 ''(C) promote awareness of the faithful

 service and contributions of the veterans of the

 Vietnam War during military service as well as

to the communities of the veterans since returning home;

 ''(D) promote awareness of the importance

 of entire communities empowering veterans and

 the families of veterans in helping the veterans

 readjust to civilian life after military service;

 and

''(E) promote opportunities for veterans of

the Vietnam War to assist younger veterans returning from the wars in Iraq and
Afghanistan

in rehabilitation from wounds, both seen and

unseen, and to support the reintegration of

younger veterans into civilian life.''.

(c) CONFORMING AMENDMENT.—The table of sections for chapter 1 of title 36,
United States Code, is

amended by adding at the end the following:

''145. Vietnam Veterans Day.''

 

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