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Honoring all Vietnam era veterans (new law)

Published (4/10/2009)
By Lee Ann Schutz
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An event to honor the stateís Vietnam era veterans is planned June 13 for the State Capitol grounds, and Gov. Tim Pawlenty signed legislation April 3 declaring it Honoring All Vietnam Era Veterans Day in Minnesota.

Sponsored by Rep. Jeremy Kalin (DFL-North Branch) and Sen. Steve Murphy (DFL-Red Wing), the law is effective April 4, 2009.

According to the eventís Web site, www.mnhonorsvietnamvets.org, the day will begin with a Gold Star Family prayer service and end with evening entertainment. A replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. is expected to be on display, and a Bob Hope impersonator is scheduled to recreate the entertainerís famous skits he would perform for troops.

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