Rancho Cordova Is Honoring Vietnam Vets

Rancho Cordova, CA (MPG)  |  Source: City of Rancho Cordova
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Rancho Cordova will proudly thank and honor Vietnam War-era Veterans and their families for their service and sacrifice.

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Were you an active duty member of the U.S. Armed Forces from November 1, 1955 to May 15, 1975? If your answer is yes, then the City of Rancho Cordova wants to hear from you!

According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, 9 million Americans served in the armed forces during the Vietnam War, and approximately 7 million are alive today. The City of Rancho Cordova will honor all Vietnam War-era Veterans with a recognition event on Thursday, March 30th from 7-8 p.m., at Rancho Cordova City Hall, 2729 Prospect Park Drive.

The City will proudly thank and honor Vietnam War-era Veterans and their families for their service and sacrifice. March 30th is recognized by the State of California as Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day.

Each veteran, regardless of their location during the Vietnam War, will be presented with a lapel pin and proclamation as a lasting memento of the nation's gratitude. Join us for a presentation by Councilmember Bob McGarvey of lapel pins and proclamations to Vietnam Veterans in attendance, followed by coffee and dessert.

“Recognizing our Vietnam War-era veterans is long overdue,” said Council Member Robert J. McGarvey, who is leading the effort. “We want to let Vietnam veterans and their families know that we appreciate their service and sacrifice to our nation. The lapel pin says it all:  ‘Vietnam War Veteran,’ ‘A Grateful Nation Thanks and Honors You.’”

If you would like to be recognized or have any questions, please contact City Clerk Mindy Cuppy at (916) 851-8721 or mcuppy@cityofranchocordova.org by Thursday, March 23rd.