HARRISBURG – A Spring Grove, York County veteran’s idea is inching closer to reality after the state House unanimously approved Senate Bill 248 which would designate March 6 as Persian Gulf War Veterans Day and October 7 as Global War on Terrorism Veterans Day in the Keystone State. The bill, sponsored by York County lawmakers – Sen. Kristin Phillips-Hill and Rep. Seth Grove – was introduced at the request of Harold Redding, a Vietnam War veteran who served in the U.S. Army for 22 years. Redding was successful in his efforts to have U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey shepherd legislation to formally recognize March 29 as National Vietnam War Veterans Day. The legislation would require the governor to annually issue a proclamation encouraging all public schools and educational institutions to observe these special days by conducting exercises recognizing the contributions and sacrifices made by these veterans.The House amended the legislation to also designate September 27 as “First Responders Day” in PA. The measure heads to the governor’s desk for his signature.