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(By Senators Boley, Jenkins, Prezioso, Chafin, Wells, McCabe, Stollings, Laird, Foster, Kessler, Oliverio and Williams)

Honoring all West Virginia veterans who fought for our freedom in World War II.

Whereas, West Virginia veterans, their families, and citizens of West Virginia were significantly impacted by the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941; and
Whereas, December 7, 1941, was a "Day of Infamy" which directly resulted in the United States entry into World War II; and
Whereas, More than 16 million Americans and 233,985 West Virginians took part in the war that lasted from December 7, 1941, to September 5, 1945, to preserve our way of life as a free people; and
Whereas, More than 485,000 World War II patriots paid the supreme sacrifice and millions more offered their services and fortunes to preserve our freedom; and
Whereas, West Virginia mothers and fathers sacrificed nearly 6,800 of their sons and daughters to the cause of World War II to insure our freedom as mountaineers; and
Whereas, The West Virginia Veterans Coalition represents members of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disabled American Veterans, POW-MIA, Military Order of the Purple Heart, Vietnam Veterans of America, Marine Corps League, Pearl Harbor Survivors Association, Military Officers of America, Fleet Reserve Association, Paralyzed Veterans of America, Air Force Association, Korean War Veterans of America, Blind Veterans Association, the Retired Enlisted Association, West Virginia National Guard, West Virginia Reserves and Woman Veterans of America; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Senate:
That the Senate hereby honors all West Virginia veterans who fought for our freedom in World War II; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Senate expresses its sincere gratitude to the West Virginia veterans of World War II; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Clerk is hereby directed to forward a copy of this resolution to the West Virginia Veterans Coalition.
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