HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 26
(By Delegates Iaquinta, Longstreth, Swartzmiller, Smith, Azinger, Barill, Brown, Butcher, Craig, Diserio, Evans, Ferns, Ferro, Frazier, Guthrie, Hall, Hamilton, Hartman, Jones, Mahan, Manypenny, Moye, Paxton, Perry, L. Phillips, D. Poling, Reynolds, Shaver, Skaff, Staggers, Stephens, Talbott, Walters, Wells and Williams)
Designating Monday, February 20, 2012, as “Veterans Visibility Day”.
Whereas, From the Revolutionary War, which gave America its identity as a free and democratic nation, to this moment, America’s men and women have always risen to the call of duty in order to defend and preserve our freedom and help maintain freedom throughout the world; and
Whereas, Per capita, more citizens from West Virginia have served in our nation’s armed forces than from any other state. We are proud of our citizens who, despite danger, have done what they must for peace and freedom; and
Whereas, Through wars, conflicts and the threat of terror, thousands of West Virginians have paid the ultimate price for freedom with their lives and thousands more have been wounded in battle; and
Whereas, The House of Delegates is proud to honor those future veterans currently serving in harm’s way in Iraq, Afghanistan and in other countries all over the world to protect democracy from the threat of terror; and
Whereas, It is always important that we honor the many brave West Virginians who have faced the enemy, been wounded and even given their lives not only for our freedom, but for freedom around the world; therefore, be it
Resolved by the House of Delegates:
That the House of Delegates hereby designates Monday, February 20, 2012, as “Veterans Visibility Day”; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Clerk of the House forward a copy of this resolution to the Division of Veterans’ Affairs.