HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 135
(By Mr. Speaker, Mr. Thompson, Eldridge, R. Phillips, White, Manchin, Jones, Diserio, Manypenny, Frich, Westfall, Ambler, Anderson, Andes, Armstead, Arvon, Ashley, Azinger, Barill, Barrett, Boggs, Border, Butler, Cadle, Campbell, Canterbury, Caputo, Cooper, Cowles, Craig, Ellem, Ellington, Espinosa, A. Evans, D. Evans, Faircloth, Ferns, Ferro, Fleischauer, Folk, Fragale, Gearheart, Guthrie, Hamilton, Hamrick, Hartman, Householder, Howell, Hunt, Iaquinta, Ireland, Kump, Lane, Lawrence, Longstreth, Lynch, Marcum, Marshall, McCuskey, Miley, Miller, Moore, Morgan, Moye, E. Nelson, O'Neal, Overington, Pasdon, Paxton, Perdue, Perry, Pethtel, Phillips, L., Pino, D. Poling, M. Poling, Poore, Raines, Reynolds, Romine, Rowan, Shott, Skaff, Skinner, P. Smith, R. Smith, Sobonya, Sponaugle, Staggers, Stephens, Storch, Stowers, Sumner, Swartzmiller, Tomblin, Walker, Walters, Wells, Williams and Young)
Proclaiming West Virginia as a Purple Heart State, honoring the service and sacrifices of our nation’s men and women in uniform wounded or killed by the enemy while serving to protect the freedoms enjoyed by all Americans.
Whereas, The people of the State of West Virginia have a great admiration and the utmost gratitude for all the men and women who have selflessly served their country and this state in the Armed Forces; and
Whereas, Veterans have paid the high price of freedom by leaving their families and communities and placing themselves in harm’s way for the good of all; and
Whereas, The contributions and sacrifices of the men and women from the State of West Virginia who served in the Armed Forces have been vital in maintaining the freedoms and way of life enjoyed by our citizens; and
Whereas, Many men and women in uniform have given their lives while serving in the Armed Forces; and
Whereas, Many citizens of our state have earned the Purple Heart Medal as a result of being wounded while engaged in combat with an enemy force, recognized as a singularly meritorious act of essential service; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the Legislature proclaims West Virginia as a Purple Heart State, honoring the service and sacrifices of our nation’s men and women in uniform wounded or killed by the enemy while serving to protect the freedoms enjoyed by all Americans.