Bear witness to an old war

May 24, Sixth Annual Reading of the Names

Whatever your opinion on the Vietnam War and its aftermath, it's good to honor the men and women who fought over there. In a war where success was measured by death toll rather than foreign diplomacy, the battle between South and North Vietnam took many of California's youth. The Vietnam Veterans of America Charter 500 have not forgotten any of this. All 5,823 soldiers, either killed or missing in action, will be remembered starting at 7 a.m., Sunday, May 24. Free; California State Capitol Park, 13th and L streets;