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By Kylee Zabel
WNPA Olympia News Bureau 

Vietnam veterans may get their ‘Day’with House committee approval


After what some felt was moving testimony about the realities experienced by military veterans was delivered by Vietnam Veteran Gill Calac Wednesday, the House Government Operations and Elections Committee approved a bill that recognizes March 30 as Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day.

After a motion from Rep. David Taylor (R-15th District, Moxee) to suspend the committee’s normal procedural rules to move into executive session, members unanimously approved House Bill 1319 with a “due pass” recommendation to the Legislature.

Sponsor of the bill, Rep. Norm Johnson, (R-14th District, Yakima) was approached by the Yakama Warriors Association to introduce the legislation that would requir...

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