Vietnam Memorial sought

Local veterans are hoping to raise funds for a new memorial in Seltzer Park.

The city of Seaside recognized the upcoming Veterans Day, Nov. 11, in three ways Monday night, with a proclamation, a proposal for a Vietnam memorial plaque, and a meeting change.

Seaside resident John Dunzer read the proclamation declaring Nov. 11 Veterans Remembrance Day, with the goal to “encourage all Americans to recognize and remember the valor and sacrifice of our veterans through appropriate public ceremonies and private prayers.”

The proclamation, unanimously endorsed by members of the City Council, recalled the “unbroken line of valor stretching across more than two centuries.”

Veterans from all branches of the U.S. military, active duty, reserve and National Guard are recognized by the proclamation.

Also on the agenda, Seaside’s Mark Hansen, a Vietnam war veteran, presented plans for a granite memorial to be installed in Seltzer Park in Seaside’s Cove. The plaque will honor veterans who attended Seaside High School.

The plaque is estimated at a cost of about $14,000, to be raised from contributions.

About $1,000 is already donated, Hansen said.

Ninety Seaside High School attendees served in the Vietnam war he said. Their names will be memorialized on the plaque.

“It was very good to hear an appropriate veterans day for our seaside high school graduates who fought in Vietnam,” City Council member Steve Wright said. “I hope everybody supports them through fiscal means.”

The city’s final nod to Veteran’s Day came with the cancellation of the Monday, Nov. 11 — Veteran’s Day — council meeting.

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Matthew Ortwein

"Ninety Seaside High School attendees served in the Vietnam war he said. Their names will be memorialized on the plaque."

Can we get a list of the names, as I served at that time. And did go to Seaside High

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