Vietnam Veterans of America Inland Empire Chapter 47 in Indio, Calif., organized a Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day on March 30 at Riverside National Cemetery. Recognizing all veterans, the morning event featured speeches, patriotic music and a motorcycle ride.
The ride began at American Legion Post 79 before proceeding to the cemetery. Following the hourlong event, refreshments were served at the March Field Air Museum in Indio. Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day has been observed in California every March 30 since being signed into law by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2009.