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Press Release: House Majority Press

House Approves "Vietnam Veterans Day"

HB 67 Sets Aside March 29 Annually to Honor Servicemen and Women
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Rep. Steve Thompson
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Posted: February 13, 2013
Contact: Brodie Anderson, 465-3004


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A bill marking March 29 of every year as "Vietnam Veterans Day" is heading to the Alaska Senate after winning unanimous passage today in the House.

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Ak St Legislature MajorityThe bravery and sacrifice of our Vietnam vets will be officially recognized with the passage of this bill.
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House Bill 67, sponsored by Joint Veterans Caucus Co-Chair Steve Thompson, R-Fairbanks, is meant to honor Vietnam veterans on the anniversary of the U.S. Armed Forces' withdrawal from South Vietnam.

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Rep. Thompson Presents His HB 67 to the House Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee

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"The bravery and sacrifice of our Vietnam vets will be officially recognized with the passage of this bill," Thompson said. "It is time that we identify with our Vietnam vets and help with the healing over that tremulous war and times. This March 29 marks the 40th anniversary of our troops' withdrawal from Vietnam. More than 58,000 gave their lives in service to our Nation and this bill is just one more way we can honor them."

HB 67 now moves to the Senate for consideration.

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2013-02-13 : 00:24 : [AUDIO] Rep. Thompson Speaks to HB 67 - Vietnam Veterans Day
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