05-R 087

2005 -- H 6113

Enacted 03/01/05


H O U S E  R E S O L U T I O N




     Introduced By: Representatives Fox, Carter, Moffitt, Faria, and Rose

     Date Introduced: March 01, 2005



     WHEREAS, In the words of Tom Brokaw "When the United States entered World War

II, the U.S. government turned to ordinary Americans and asked of them extraordinary service,

sacrifice and heroics…"; and

     WHEREAS, Throughout American history our nation has been propitiously blessed with

so many of her citizenry willing to serve their country at moments of great peril, and have been

prepared to risk all and sacrifice so very much in order to protect our precious freedoms and

liberties; and

     WHEREAS, The heroism of the World War II generation embodies the personification of

what makes our country so glorious. Men and women, from all walks of life, set aside their day to

day lives, put their dreams and hopes on hold, and answered the call to duty with a courage and

determination of purpose that brought honor and distinction not only to themselves, but to an

entire world; and

     WHEREAS, Creating the greatest fighting force this world had ever seen, 16 million men

and women serving America in the Armed Forces during World War II defeated tyranny in

Europe and Asia and kept freedom alive for all future generations; and

     WHEREAS, As we meet during this 2005 session of the Rhode Island General

Assembly, let us pay homage to and never forget the sacrifices made by this generation of men

and women, whose noble sacrifices have enabled us to stand here today enjoying the liberties and

freedoms we hold so dear in 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 2005 House Session will be dedicated to "The

Greatest Generation", thank you and God bless you; and be it further

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

transmit duly certified copies 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.