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Goodlatte Praises Committee Approval of Legislation to Honor Vietnam Veterans

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Washington, March 16, 2017 | Beth Breeding (202-225-5431) | comments
Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) released the following statement upon House Judiciary Committee approval of the Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act of 2017 (S. 305) by voice vote:

“Our Vietnam veterans sacrificed so much for the cause of freedom, and they deserve recognition for their service. The American flag is one of the greatest symbols of liberty and democracy around the world, and displaying the flag from our homes, businesses, and government buildings is one important way to honor those who served in the Vietnam War.

“Vietnam veterans deserve our respect and gratitude, and I hope all Americans take time to remember their service on March 29 this year and every year.”

Background: Passed by the U.S. Senate, the bill designates that citizens should be encouraged to fly the American flag on National Vietnam War Veterans Day, which is celebrated on March 29 – the date in 1973 when the last combat troops were withdrawn from Vietnam.
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