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Legion Post celebrates newest holiday

OCEANSIDE — Post 146 of the American Legion celebrated March 30 as Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day, after the passage of a resolution introduced by Sen. Richard Burr (Rep., N.C.), of the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs.
The post also sponsored a group of six local high school boys who participated in this 75th year of the Boys State Program. The judges selected four finalists to go to Sacramento for one week to study how our government works. The finalists are David Traitel of the Army/Navy Academy, Travis Cohantz of Carlsbad High School, Dirk Wray of the Army/Navy Academy and Thomas Mathews of the Army/Navy Academy. The two alternates are Dylan Donn of Carlsbad High School and Ryan Lynch of El Camino High School.
The post meets every third Saturday of the month at the Senior Citizen Center located at 455 Country Club Lane in Oceanside. Meetings start at 9 a.m. For information about Post 146 or its activities, contact the Post at (760) 754-9633. Volunteer drivers are needed to help transport veterans in North County to the New VA clinic in Oceanside and to the VA Medical Center in La Jolla. Call Carolyn Jackson at (858) 552-7470 to volunteer.