In an article by Kurt Schauppner, he writes of the bill that was signed in California. “In front of Vietnam veterans and active-duty Marines, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed into law an assembly bill calling for March 30 of every year to be known as “Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day” in California.
One of the Vietnam veterans in attendance was Andy Grow, who served in the Navy from 1961 to 1970 and served in Vietnam in 1963 and 1965. “We didn’t get a very nice welcome when we came home and we were pretty angry about it. All we were doing was trying to liberate those people from the communists and we were the bad guys.”
Creation of “Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day”, Grow says, acknowledges that they were not the bad guys. “If they have parades, I will go to the parades and celebrate that we made it.” Continue reading '“Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day” is Now a Reality'»