John R. Kasich...
signs legislation honoring Vietnam Veterans
Designates March 30th as Vietnam Veterans’ Day in Ohio
March 31, 2012
John R. Kasich today signed Am. Senate Bill 134 to designate March 30th
Vietnam Veterans’ Day in Ohio and ensure veterans of the Vietnam War
have a day
to be formally thanked for their service.
The date represents the first day in
1973, after the signing of the
Paris Peace Accords, when all U.S. combat troops were out of the
who served is, in one way or another, a hero. And those that put their
the line are the ones who wear the biggest crowns in the world yet to
said Kasich during today’s ceremony.
“The sacrifice, the teamwork, the
courage is just remarkable. We do it
for love of country. We do it for fellow human beings. And I’m really,
pleased to be able to sign this today.”
Gov. Kasich for the bill ceremony was Ohio Department of Veterans
Director Tom Moe, an Air Force combat pilot in Vietnam who spent over
years in a POW camp, as well as bill sponsor Senator Mark Wagoner
Hills) and several veterans of the Vietnam War.
Rep. Dennis Murray (D-Sandusky)
sponsored companion legislation in the
House of Representatives.
tell you how happy, but absolutely humbled, I am today to see this bill
to forever recognize March 30th in Ohio as Vietnam Veterans’ Day—a
day,” said Director Moe. “From
bottom of my heart, I want to thank all of my brothers and sisters who
in Vietnam. We can
now join together in
honor, to recognize what we did for our nation and remember those who
come back. Today is
our day when we can
finally say we are welcome back home.”
134 passed unanimously out of both the Ohio Senate and the House of
Representatives, and received broad support from various veterans
to signing Am. S.B. 134 which designates March 30 as Vietnam Veterans’
today Gov. John R. Kasich signed the following pieces of legislation
312 (Widener) modifies the Adult and Juvenile Correctional Facilities
Retirement Fund and makes capital reappropriations for the biennium
389 (Hall, Okey) establishes requirements and procedures governing
and hunting captive deer and revises the law governing wild animal
Am. Sub. S.B. 165 (Obhof) requires that
specified historical documents and content be included in the state
standards and in high school American history and government curricula.