Bill honoring Vietnam veterans to be signed by Gov. Schwarzenegger

After first vetoing a bill honoring the state’s Vietnam veterans, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger will sign identical legislation in a ceremony at MCACC Twentynine Palms today.

The legislation will establish every March 30 as “Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day.” Under the new measure, grade schools in California will be required to honor veterans via lesson plans that give recognition to servicemembers who fought in the war. State legislator, Paul Cook, a Vietnam veteran and retired USMC Colonel, sponsored the bill.

Governor Schwarzenegger vetoed identical legislation two weeks ago in an effort to send a political message to state legislators who have failed to pass measures aimed at rectifying the state’s energy and budget crises.