Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day
ADVISORYWelcome Home Vietnam Veterans.This day is for you!Thank you for your service.Please be sure to read Governor Brown's Proclamation Declaring March 30 Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans DayPhelpsPhelps HobartVice President - Veteran AffairsPacific Central Region, NLUSPacific Southwest Region, NLUSPS Like others before him, Acting Secretary Colonel Rocky Chavez, USMC (Ret.) is a Navy League member, Tri-Cities Council, Southern California. I was his sponsor.___________________________________----- Original Message -----From: Arteaga, JaimeSent: Wednesday, March 30, 2011 2:22 PMSubject: Statement From Rocky J. Chavez, CalVet Acting Secretary On Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day
California Department of Veterans Affairs
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Contact: JP Tremblay
Jaime A. Arteaga
March 30, 2011
Statement From Rocky J. Chavez, CalVet Acting Secretary
On Welcome HomeVietnam Veterans Day
It was my honor to take part in this years Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day event. Having served in the Marine Corps for 28 years, I had the pleasure of serving with many brave men and women who served inVietnam . I can honestly say that my success as an officer in the Marine Corps was a result of the efforts and guidance of Vietnam veterans who came before me.
Rocky J. Chavez delivers address during Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Vietnam veterans served our nation in a critical time in history. They stood up to the threat of communism while facing criticism at home but yet they never turned their back on our country or fellow veterans. Today they are the leading voice for veterans rights they are the giants upon which we all stand today.
Today is a celebration of character and love of our society and I think a lot of it is because all Vietnam veterans have that character and love of society. So, as we look at society today, and see what is being done to help todays returning warriors, we must understand that it is because we are all standing on the shoulders ofVietnam veterans.
So on behalf of a grateful state and nation Welcome Home.
Governor Brown Issues Proclamation Declaring Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day