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Introduced Version House Concurrent Resolution 43 History

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HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 43

(By Delegates Kominar, White, Moore, Talbott,

Perdue, Perry, Staggers and Frazier

)


Requesting the Division of Highways to name those northbound and southbound sections of U.S. Route 52 within West Virginia not already otherwise named by the Division for an individual or organization, in memoriam or otherwise, the "Vietnam Veterans Highway".

Whereas, Many brave sons and daughters of the State of West Virginia responded to the call of their community, their state, and their nation to defend many of the values, ideals, and freedoms they held so dear by serving in our military during our nation's involvement in the Vietnam War; and
Whereas, Many of those brave sons and daughters also made the ultimate sacrifice to protect those values, ideals, and freedoms; and
Whereas, Over 145 years ago President Abraham Lincoln reminded the American people that from those who made the ultimate sacrifice, that this nation "take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain;" and
Whereas, By now most Americans recognize that we got it wrong in not acknowledging the courage, the valor, and the commitment of the men and women of our Armed Forces who fought an unpopular war; and
Whereas, As a community, a state, and a nation, we must remain committed to work diligently to provide all our surviving warriors who returned home, and the families of our fallen, our missing from the Vietnam War with our full support; and
Whereas, In dedication to the memory of all the sons and daughters of the State of West Virginia who served in the Vietnam War, let us recommit ourselves to never forget their sacrifices; and
Whereas, Let us commit ourselves to renew our commitment to the values and ideals that have made this nation what it is today, the greatest nation in the world; and
Whereas, The naming of one of the State of West Virginia's most traveled highways, being U.S. Route 52, to honor in a small way all Vietnam veterans to remind thousands of motorists who travel that route every day of those sons and daughters of this great State who sacrificed so much for our community, state, and nation to protect our values, ideals, and freedoms; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the Legislature hereby requests the Division of Highways name those northbound and southbound sections of U.S. Route 52 within West Virginia not already otherwise named by the Division for an individual or organization, in memoriam or otherwise, the "Vietnam Veterans Highway"; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Division of Highways is requested to have made and be placed signs identifying those sections of U.S. Route 52 as the "Vietnam Veterans Highway"; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates forward a certified copy of this resolution to the Secretary of the Department of Transportation.
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