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Introduced Version Senate Resolution 53 History

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SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 53

(By Senators Wells, Tomblin (Mr. President), Jenkins, Minard, Oliverio, Williams, Browning, Yost, Foster, Laird, Stollings, McCabe, Plymale, Prezioso, Green, Kessler, Fanning, Bowman, Unger, Palumbo and Deem)


Honoring the West Virginia National Guard for its dedicated service to our communities, state and country.

Whereas, The West Virginia National Guard has a three-fold mission: (a) Federal Mission - As a Reserve Component of the Army and the Air Force, maintain combat ready units, soldiers and airmen who are ready to deploy in support of the National Military Strategy; (b) State Mission - Provide organized, trained and equipment units to protect life and property and to preserve peace, order and public safety when ordered by the governor; and (c) Community Mission - To add value to the communities in which we live, work and serve; and
Whereas, The West Virginia National Guard plays a vital role in defending our homeland and contributing to world stability; and
Whereas, The West Virginia National Guard currently has units supporting operations in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Kosovo; and
Whereas, The West Virginia National Guard plays a key role during floods, fires and other natural disasters; and

Whereas, The West Virginia National Guard recently performed a successful search and rescue mission for a Navy helicopter and its 17 crew members that crashed in the rugged and snow covered mountains of Pocahontas County; and
Whereas, The West Virginia National Guard executed a remarkable rescue of a mother and four-week old premature baby who were stranded in a home with no heat in Morgan County, after back-to-back snowstorms in February of 2010; and
Whereas, It is fitting, to salute and pay tribute to the men and women of the West Virginia National Guard for their unyielding commitment to serving and protecting our communities, state and country; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Senate:
That the Senate hereby honors the West Virginia National Guard for its dedicated service to our communities, state and country; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Senate is grateful for the opportunity to honor the extraordinary men and women of the West Virginia National Guard; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Clerk is hereby directed to forward a copy of this resolution to the appropriate representatives from the West Virginia National Guard.
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