'Homecoming' to honor Vietnam vets

WHITTIER - A celebration in honor of Vietnam veterans will be held Sunday at the California High School football stadium from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.Coordinated by Rep. Linda Sanchez, the event is "intended to commemorate the day when the last U.S. combat troops completed their service and left Vietnam." "When our troops returned from Vietnam after honorably serving our country, too many of them never received a proper homecoming," said Sanchez, a member of the House Veterans' Affairs Committee. "Many returning veterans faced hostility, harsh ridicule and criticism from the American public. We owe it to these veterans to honor them for the dedicated service to our country." For more information on the event, call Sanchez's district office at (562) 860-5050.

********** Published: March 24, 2011 - Volume 9 - Issue 49