The American Legion Post 800 in Idyllwild will host a remembrance and welcome for local or visiting Vietnam veterans at 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 30. “There’ll be complimentary pizza,” said Post Adjutant Dave Fraser.
Although the last combat troops left Vietnam on March 29, 1973, by proclamation in California the Vietnam veterans are honored on March 30. Said Gov. Jerry Brown in his March 30, 2011, proclamation, “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.”
The event is open to the public. Guests who are not veterans or members of veteran organizations must be signed in by post members to drink at the bar.
Direct any questions to Fraser at 659-3165.