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Calif. celebrates Vietnam Veterans day

SACRAMENTO, Calif.-California for the first time is commemorating Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day.

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger last year signed legislation making Tuesday an annual day of remembrance. He had originally vetoed an identical bill.

The bill’s author, Republican Sen. Bob Dutton of Rancho Cucamonga, is urging Californians to show their appreciation this year for Vietnam veterans’ service with a smile, a salute or a warm embrace.

The law made March 30 a day of remembrance for California schoolchildren, but many students are on spring break this week.

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