Happy Veterans Day 2022 to those who served. On November 1, 2022, the Richmond City Council adopted the following resolution:
RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RICHMOND CALIFORNIA HONORING VETERANS ON NOVEMBER 11, VETERANS DAY 2022
WHEREAS, at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, Germany signed an armistice agreement with the United States of America and its allies to end World War I;
WHEREAS, in 1938, the United States Congress declared the 11th of November in each year a legal holiday to be dedicated to the cause of world peace celebrated as “Armistice Day” to honor veterans of World War I; and
WHEREAS, in 1954, Congress recognized the American Armed Forces that fought bravely in World War II and during the aggression in Korea and honored them by changing “Armistice Day” to “Veterans Day”; and
WHEREAS, 38 U.S.C. § 101(2) provides: The term "veteran" means a person who served in the active military, naval, or air service, and who was discharged or released therefrom under conditions other than dishonorable; and,
WHEREAS, Richmond’s VFW Post 8399, named after the 761st Tank Battalion, has been reestablished at the Veteran’s Memorial Hall at 968 23rd Street in Richmond; and,
WHEREAS, the Richmond City Council recognizes that Veterans Day is a celebration intended to honor those who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States of America for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good and has designated Veterans Day as an official City of Richmond holiday; and
WHEREAS, Many residents of Richmond, City of Richmond employees and three City Council members have served in the Armed Forces of the United States of America.
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RICHMOND: On this Veterans Day 2022, we honor the many residents of Richmond, City of Richmond employees and three City Council members who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States of America.
Old soldiers just fade away, and my 52-year-old memories continue to fade.
Figure 1 - The 159th Engineer Group was awarded Meritorious Unit Commendations in 1969 and 1971 and a Vietnamese Civil Action Honor Medal, First Class in 1970.
Figure 2 - Going Away Plaque, March 1970
Figure 3 - The men of HHC 169th Engineer Group, 1969
Figure 4 - Tom Butt at the Phu Cuong Pontoon Bridge, 1969
Figure 5 – Cleaned and pressed, ready for the next war
Figure 6 - Two years in the Army summarized in two column inches
Links to Vietnam Home Movies
- Tom Butt, Vietnam 1969-70, HHC 159th Engineer Group, 20th Engineer Brigade
- Mission to Ham Tan, Vietnam 1969
- Construction of Corduroy Road, MSR Zinc, Vietnam 1969
- Saigon from the Rooftop1969
- The Streets of Saigon 1969
- Mission to Vung Tau, Vietnam 1969
- Party for Children of Mama Sans, Long Binh, Vietnam 1969
- Vietnam from Above 1969
- Phu Cuong Float Bridge, Vietnam 1969
- Changing of Command, 159th Engr. Gp., Vietnam 1969
- R&R in Sydney, New Year 1970
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Popular Veterans Day Restaurant Discounts
- Outback Steakhouse -- Veterans, active-duty service members and spouses get a free Bloomin' Onion with any Coca-Cola beverage for dine-in on November 11.
- Little Caesars -- Veterans and active-duty military get a free Lunch Combo at participating stores on November 11, from 11am to 2pm. In-store only.
- Mission BBQ -- Veterans get a free sandwich on November 11.
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