Posted by: BPSOS | March 25, 2009

Tin Tức – News: Vietnam Veterans Resolution Gains Support of Rep. Anh “Joseph” Cao

us-flagMarch 25, 2009: The first Vietnamese-American congressman, Anh “Joseph” Cao, on March 24 spoke in favor of H.Res. 234 to designate March 30 as “Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day.”

H.Res. 234 honors and recognizes the contributions of veterans of the Armed Forces who served in Vietnam. The resolution also encourages citizens to observe “Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day” with ceremonies and activities that promote awareness of the contributions of veterans who served in Vietnam and the importance of helping these veterans re-adjust to civilian life.

To view Cao’s speech on the floor of the House of Representative, please click here.

Cao, who has worked closely with Boat People SOS, was born in Vietnam 1967 and came to the US when he was eight years old.

“My family and I are direct beneficiaries of the sacrifice and service of the men and women who served this great Nation during the years of conflict in Vietnam,” Cao said. “While I am struck by the fact that it’s only today – some 34 years later – that we are establishing a day to welcome home from the Vietnam War some of America’s bravest, I am pleased that I, a direct beneficiary of their service, can take part in this historic event.”

“To the hundreds of thousands of [Vietnam] Veterans who returned from the Vietnam War, I say to you that your dedicated service to your country and mine is remembered by millions every day,” added the congressman. “I thank you for having fought for democracy and freedom even in the farthest reaches of the globe.”

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