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San Jose's Vietnam Veterans Memorialized
NBC Bay Area ^ | Sunday, Mar 31, 2013 | Breena Kerr

Posted on 04/01/2013 9:52:46 AM PDT by nickcarraway

The granite monument, titled, "Sons of San Jose," was unveiled in Guadalupe River Park and Gardens around noon.

San Jose's Vietnam war veterans got their own memorial Saturday.

The granite monument, titled, "Sons of San Jose," was unveiled in Guadalupe River Park and Gardens around noon.

The monument honors the 142 men who died in the Vietnam war, including one man who is still considered missing in action.

The monument was designed to look similar to the larger Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.

Mario Ramirez, a Vietnam war veteran, attended the ceremony.

"In Washington, D.C., you see all the names. Now you can come here and see our sons of San Jose and touch them and see them and remember them," he said.

The veterans say they still need to raise about $80,000 for maintenance costs.

Guest speakers at the event included San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed, U.S. Representative Mike Honda, D-San Jose, and City Councilman Sam Liccardo.


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1 posted on 04/01/2013 9:52:46 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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i’ll have to check this out when i return to my hometown—San Jose’... i wonder if my brother was there at the unveiling... he is a Vietnam veteran...


2 posted on 04/01/2013 10:00:27 AM PDT by latina4dubya ( self-proclaimed tequila snob)
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