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Sponsors: Reps. Bailey, Chellis, Harrell and Young
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Introduced in the House on May 13, 2004
Introduced in the Senate on May 18, 2004
Adopted by the General Assembly on May 20, 2004
Summary: World War II Veterans Recognition Day
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 5/13/2004 House Introduced, adopted, sent to Senate HJ-39 5/18/2004 Senate Introduced SJ-13 5/18/2004 Senate Referred to Committee on General SJ-13 5/19/2004 Senate Recalled from Committee on General SJ-3 5/20/2004 Senate Adopted, returned to House with concurrence SJ-46
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May 19, 2004
S. Printed 5/19/04--S.
Read the first time May 18, 2004.
TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR ALL WORLD WAR II VETERANS WHO SERVED THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND TO DECLARE MAY 29, 2004, "WORLD WAR II VETERANS RECOGNITION DAY".
Whereas, it is the soldier not the reporter who has given us freedom of the press, it is the soldier not the poet who gives us freedom of speech, it is the soldier not the campus organizer who gives us the freedom to demonstrate, it is the soldier who salutes the flag, who serves beneath the flag, and whose coffin is draped by the flag who allows the protestors to burn the flag; and
Whereas, on December 7, 1941, the largest war of all time and the most defining event of the Twentieth Century began; and
Whereas, Americans, devoted to liberty and to this country courageously answered the nation's call to arms summarized by President Franklin D. Roosevelt by the words, "You bear with you the hope, the confidence, the gratitude and the prayers of your family, your fellow citizens and your President"; and
Whereas, we still believe today that the blessings of liberty require constant vigilance and sacrifice; and
Whereas, every man, woman, and child in this great nation owes a debt of gratitude to those who served their country so selflessly in an event that reshaped the world; and
Whereas, these brave soldiers, sailors, Marines, Coast Guardsmen and airmen, were the beloved sons and daughters of our land; and
Whereas, more than 400,000 Americans made the supreme sacrifice, laying down their lives so others could live free; and
Whereas, on May 29, 2004, the National World War II Memorial is dedicated in our nation's capital; and
Whereas, the members of the General Assembly declare the same day as "World War II Veterans Recognition Day" in the State of South Carolina; and
Whereas, all citizens are asked to celebrate the contributions and sacrifices of these men and women who placed their lives in harm's way protecting American values and preserving democracy for the world; and
Whereas, the observances of "World War II Veterans Recognition Day" appropriately commemorate the historical events and express gratitude to those who gave so much for their fellow citizens. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:
That the members of the General Assembly recognize and honor all World War II veterans who served the United States of America and declare May 29, 2004, "World War II Veterans Recognition Day".
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the American Legion Post 21, Summerville, South Carolina.
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