Thursday, March 29, 2012

Ohio House Passes Legislation Honoring Vietnam Veterans

COLUMBUS—State Representative Danny Bubp (R-Lake Waynoka) today applauded the Ohio House of Representatives’ passage of Senate Bill 134, which designates March 30th as “Vietnam Veterans’ Day” in honor of those who fought, died or are still unaccounted for in the Vietnam War.

S.B. 134 passed as an emergency measure because many Vietnam veterans have not received their full share of recognition for their service and sacrifices. Immediate enactment allows for commemorations on March 30, 2012 in recognition of the day when troops returned home to the United States from combat on March 30, 1973.

“I am honored to be able to finally recognize and say thanks to the men and women who served during the Vietnam War,” said Representative Bubp. “We owe them a debt of gratitude for their service and sacrifice during a difficult time in this nation’s history. Our thanks is long overdue.”

The legislation will now be sent to Governor Kasich for his signature.