SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 10
(By Senators Kessler (Acting President), Edgell, Foster, Hall, Jenkins, McCabe, Stollings, Plymale, Miller, Laird, Yost, Klempa, Beach, Williams, Wills and Prezioso)
Requesting March 30 annually be designated as “West Virginia Vietnam Veterans Recognition Day”.
Whereas, Vietnam Veterans have not received the recognition they so rightly deserve for serving our country so bravely; and
Whereas, Since their return from Vietnam, many veterans have been forgotten and left to fight serious illnesses on their own without help from the people these veterans fought to protect; and
Whereas, The Vietnam War was fought in Vietnam from 1961 to 1975 where more than 58,000 members of the United States Armed Forces lost their lives and more than 300,000 were wounded; and
Whereas, In honor of the 3,000 men and women of West Virginia who served in the Armed Forces in Vietnam during the conflict on behalf of the nation and in honor of the 749 West Virginians listed on the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington, DC and Charleston, West Virginia; and
Whereas, March 30, 1975 was the day the United States Armed Forces completed withdrawal of combat troops from Vietnam; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the Legislature requests March 30 annually be designated as “West Virginia Vietnam Veterans Recognition Day”; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Clerk of the Senate is hereby directed to forward a copy of this resolution to the Governor.