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Vietnam vets receive delayed welcome

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ST. PAUL - Minnesota's Vietnam War veterans returned to a cold shoulder, but state leaders say that now will change.

"The fact that the country did not welcome them home is shameful," Gov. Tim Pawlenty said Thursday afternoon before signing into law a bill setting aside March 29 as Vietnam Veterans' Day.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.
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