Solano County

Groups band together to honor Vietnam veterans

By From page A12 | August 06, 2014

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

For more information, contact Nestor Aliga by email at either [email protected] or [email protected], or call 853-0062.

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Glen Faison

Glen Faison

Glen Faison joined the Daily Republic as managing editor in September 2009. He previously worked as a reporter and editor for daily and weekly newspapers in the San Joaquin Valley for 20-plus years. His experience includes time as editor of the Golden Eagle, a military paper serving the Lemoore Naval Air Station. He graduated from Fresno State University with a bachelor's degree in journalism and bleeds Bulldogs red. He is an avid fan of the NFL's Washington team, and attended the 1988 NFC Championship Game against the Minnesota Vikings at RFK Stadium. He's a member of the Fairfield-Suisun Twilight Rotary Club and a board member for the Solano County Library Foundation. He married his wife, Jill, in 2005, and has three children: Courtni, Tyler and Hayli.

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