VALLEJO — Members of the Vallejo Veterans Memorial Building Council will honor Solano County’s Vietnam War veterans during a ceremony Saturday.
The event will recognize Vietnam veterans for their service, valor and sacrifice and the 50th anniversary of the Tonkin Gulf Resolution. The ceremony will include a remembrance of those who were prisoners of war or are missing in action in Vietnam.
Rep. Mike Thompson, D-Santa Rosa, will give the keynote address.
A few hundred local service members are expected to attend. Each will receive an individualized certificate of honor and proclamations from the president of the United States, Congress, state of California, Solano County Board of Supervisors, the city of Vallejo and more, according to a county press release.
The ceremony starts at 1 p.m. at the Vallejo Veterans Memorial Building, 420 Admiral Callaghan Lane, Vallejo.
Participating organizations include American Legion Post 104, American Legion Post 550, American Legion Post 603, Disabled American Veterans Chapter 21, Fleet Reserve Association Branch 8, United States Submarine Veterans Mare Island, and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1123
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