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WELCOME HOME DAY
October 20, 2000

WHEREAS, members of the Armed Forces of the United States stationed in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War served our nation under the most trying conditions at a time when the nation was divided in its support; and

WHEREAS, more than 58, 000 Americans gave their lives for the cause of freedom in Vietnam- Of these 58,000, more than 600 were from Colorado; and

WHEREAS, Since their return, these veterans have made tremendous contributions to their communities, states and nation in an effort to advance the American ideals and goals for which they fought; and

WHEREAS, we as citizens of the great State of Colorado must never forget the pain and suffering that lingers today for the men and women who fought, with honor and distinction, in the name of freedom and democracy for all; and

WHEREAS, October 20, 2000, has been set aside as a day to pay tribute and welcome home our sons and daughters who have contributed to the security of the United States through honorable military service in Vietnam; and

WHEREAS, the people of Colorado, in conjunction with the Welcome Home Day Foundation, acknowledge the courage, sacrifice, honor and positive achievements of our nation's Vietnam veterans and their families;

Now Therefore, I, Bill Owens, Governor of the State of Colorado, do hereby proclaim October 20, 2000, as

WELCOME HOME DAY

 

 

 

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