2004 -- H 7002

Enacted 01/06/04


H O U S E  R E S O L U T I O N



     Introduced By: Representatives Carter, San Bento, Gallison, Shanley, and Moffitt

     Date Introduced: January 06, 2004



     WHEREAS, Throughout American history this nation has been blessed and fortunate that

so many of its citizenry have been willing to serve our nation at moments of great peril and have

been willing to risk all and sacrifice so much to protect our precious freedoms and liberties; and

     WHEREAS, From Valley Forge to Gettysburg, from Normandy to Iwo Jima, from the

hills of Korea to the jungles of Vietnam to the desert of Iraq, America’s service men and women

in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard and National Guard have always answered

the call of duty and served our nation with honor, courage and distinction; and

     WHEREAS, Today hundreds of thousands of United States service men and women, and

hundreds of Rhode Island citizens are serving their nation in Iraq. As we meet during this 2004

session of the Rhode Island General Assembly let us please not forget that our service men and

women are away from their families and loved ones serving their nation under difficult

circumstances to protect the freedoms and liberties we hold so dear to our hearts; now, therefore

be it

     RESOLVED, That this House of Representatives of the State of Rhode Island and

Providence Plantations hereby proclaims that the 2004 House Session will be dedicated as the

“Year of the Veteran”; and be it further

     RESOLVED, That the Secretary of State be and he hereby is authorized and directed to

transmit a duly certified copy of this resolution to House Speaker William J. Murphy, House

Majority Leader Gordon D. Fox, House Minority Leader Robert A. Watson, and Chairman of the

House Veteran’s Affairs Committee, Kenneth Carter.