|Vietnam Veterans Memorial/ Washington, DC|
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President Barack Obama issued a similar proclamation in 2012 on the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War starting.
Along the way, 45 of the 50 states as well as Peurto Rico have passed similar resolutions to establish a Vietnam Veterans Day as a way of welcoming home those who were scorned decades ago. Michigan, unfortunately, is one of the few states that have not adopted such recognition.
I want to take a moment to welcome home all of the Vietnam Veterans. Thank you for your service.
And for any of the elected officials who read my blog from time to time, we really ought to talk about the fact that Michigan is one of only five states in the Union that doesn't formally recognize Vietnam Veterans Day as a holiday.