Lassen County’s Vietnam veterans and Vietnam era veterans gather for a group photograph at last year’s Veterans of Foreign Wars Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day celebration. File photo

Locals invited to welcome home, thank Vietnam vets


A local organization is continuing to welcome home Vietnam veterans, thanking them for their service.

According to the proclamation from California Governor Edmund G. Brown, “On Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day, we honor the immeasurable sacrifices and contributions out Vietnam War veterans have made to protect the life, liberty and happiness of every Californian and every American. All veterans deserve out deepest respect. May we always remember the heroism and courage of those who have served and continue to serve.”

Thus, March 30 is proclaimed Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day.

Locally, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, William Davidson Post 2381 is hosting the second annual local event from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 1 at the Veterans Memorial Hall.

Starting at 8 a.m., attendees can listen to live music before the ceremony at 9 a.m.

Following the ceremony, the post will be hosting a lunch downstairs at the Veterans Memorial Hall at 11:30 a.m., with a raffle at 1p.m.

The event is open to the public.

The Lassen County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a resolution recognizing March 30 as Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day during the Tuesday, March 14 meeting.

“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,’” read the resolution.