Jose G. Ramos was a citizen of Whittier, CA and after the Vietnam War, in which he was a medic, realized the lack of respect the United States held for returning soldiers from Vietnam, he decided to ride his bicycle from our City of Whittier, California to our Nation's Capital, Washington D.C. His accomplishments resulted in the state of California and several other states declaring March 30th as "Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day". The Ramos Family has donated the bicycle that he rode to Washington D.C. and the funds donated will be used for the bicycle to be placed at a location that has yet to be determined, painted, mounted and a plaque with the inscription of Jose G. Ramos' achievements of making March 30th Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day across America which will also include a portrait of Jose G. Ramos. On behalf of the Ramos Family, The Jose G. Ramos Whittier Bicycle Committee Founder, Alfred Lugo and the rest of the committee members, we would like to thank you in advance for your donation and help in making this monument a reality. Our current goal at this time is the starting budget for this project. This monument will not only benefit Vietnam Veterans but as Jose G. Ramos said it "A Welcome Home to veterans of all wars past and present, "Welcome Home".
The Jose G. Ramos Whittier Bicycle Monument was designed by Alfred Lugo, Veteran Advocate, and WHVVD Public Affairs Director