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By Martine Wolfe-Miller, Communications Officer
MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (March 14, 2016) - Mayor Linda Page recently presented a "Welcome Home Vietnam Veteran's Day" proclamation to Harriette S. Bayse, Chair of Vietnam War 50th Anniversary Commemorative Event and Rebecca Mott Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. The proclamation will be read today and states:
WHEREAS, our Nation’s Vietnam War Commemoration gives us the opportunity for all Americans to recognize, honor and thank our Vietnam Veterans and their families for their service and sacrifices during the Vietnam War from November 1, 1955 – May 15, 1975; and
WHEREAS, over 9,000 organizations across America have joined with the Department of Defense as a Commemorative Partner to honor our Nation’s Vietnam Veterans, including the Rebecca Mott Chapter of the National Society Daughters American Revolution; and
WHEREAS, this commemoration includes nine million Americans, with approximately 7.2 million of them living today, and makes no distinction who served in-country, in-theater, or were stationed elsewhere during those 20 years – all answered the call of duty; and
WHEREAS, Veteran’s Affairs Secretary Robert A. McDonald has designated March 29, 2016 the last day that U.S. troops were on the ground in Vietnam, as a day to honor those who have “borne the battle”, and to extend gratitude and appreciation to them and their families.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Linda Page, Mayor of the Town of Mount Pleasant, do hereby proclaim March 29, 2016 as
WELCOME HOME VIETNAM VETERAN’S DAY
In the Town of Mount Pleasant and hereunto set my hand this 29th day of March, 2016
Linda Page, Mayor