ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Maryland General Assembly has voted to designate March 30 as a commemorative day recognizing Vietnam Veterans.

The House of Delegates voted unanimously for the Senate measure on Thursday, sending it to Gov. Larry Hogan. Doug Mayer, a Hogan spokesman, says the governor will sign the bill.

The measure, sponsored by Sen. John Astle, establishes a “Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day.” The legislation is an emergency bill, so it takes effect immediately.

The U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives have both passed resolutions to establish the commemorative day.

Del. C.T. Wilson is the sponsor of a similar bill in the House.

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