HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 77
(By Delegates Hamilton, Reynolds, Mr. Speaker, Mr. Thompson, Anderson, Andes, Armstead, Ashley, Azinger, Barill, Barker, Boggs, Border, Brown, Butcher, D. Campbell, T. Campbell, Cann, Canterbury, Caputo, Carmichael, Cowles, Craig, Crosier, Diserio, Doyle, Duke, Ellem, Ellington, Evans, Ferns, Ferro, Fleischauer, Fragale, Frazier, Gearheart, Givens, Guthrie, Hall, Hartman, Hatfield, Householder, Howell, Hunt, Iaquinta, Ireland, Jones, Lane, Lawrence, Longstreth, Mahan, Manchin, Manypenny, Marcum, Marshall, Martin, Michael, Miley, C. Miller, J. Miller, Moore, Morgan, Moye, Nelson, O’Neal, Overinton, Pasdon, Paxton, Perdue, Perry, Pethtel, L. Phillips, R. Phillips, Pino, D. Poling, M. Poling, Poore, Rodighiero, Romine, Rowan, Savilla, Shaver, Sigler, Skaff, Smith, Snuffer, Sobonya, Staggers, Stephens, Storch, Stowers, Sumner, Swartzmiller, Talbott, Varner, Walker, Walters, Wells, White and Williams)
Declaring that the month of September be proclaimed as Take Pride in America Month beginning with September, 2012.
Whereas, We need a resurgence of patriotism to keep alive the vision our forefathers had, upon which our country was founded; and
Whereas, We need not only a time to celebrate but also to reflect on the values and principles which has made America a great nation; and
Whereas, To guarantee the continued remembrance and gratitude of freedom for all future generations, we urge schools and teachers to challenge their students by conducting programs to teach the truths of patriotism so our children can say “I’m proud to be an American” with conviction, understanding and pride; and
Whereas, With heartfelt thanks we embrace the men and women of all branches of our Armed Forces who made possible the liberty we enjoy today and are still ever vigilant in protecting that liberty; and
Whereas, Through this resolution, we encourage all West Virginia citizens to join us every September as we “Take Pride in America”, to renew their allegiance to our country and participate and use their talents to take part in our wonderful heritage; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the month of September be proclaimed as Take Pride in America Month beginning with September, 2012.