2007 -- H 6382

Enacted 05/09/07


H O U S E  R E S O L U T I O N




     Introduced By: Representatives Carter, Fellela, Gallison, Serpa, and Melo

     Date Introduced: May 09, 2007


     WHEREAS, The Seabees are celebrating their 65th Anniversary in 2007. The Seabees

were created at Davisville, Rhode Island in 1942 by United States Navy Rear Admiral Ben

Moreell, Chief of the Bureau of Yards, in order to meet the immediate needs for overseas bases

during World War II; and

     WHEREAS, More than 350,000 Seabees served their nation during World War II,

participating in virtually every theater of operations, from England and Western Europe to China,

Burma, and numerous islands in the Pacific. They worked, often under enemy fire and in

extreme weather conditions, to construct piers, airfields, hospitals, housing, and every imaginable

kind of facility; and

     WHEREAS, The Seabees have served their country during times of peace, and during

war in World War II, Korea, Vietnam, the Middle East, Antarctica, and numerous locations

around the globe. They have earned a reputation for ingenuity, innovation, and a "Can Do" spirit

that is renowned throughout the United States Military and the world; and

     WHEREAS, The Seabee Museum and Memorial Park in North Kingstown, Rhode Island

has worked tirelessly to raise money for a museum and memorial park, which will long stand as a

tribute to the dedication and sacrifice of Seabees, past and future; now, therefore be it

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

Providence Plantations hereby proclaims the month of July to be "Seabee Month" in the State of

Rhode Island. We thank them for their heroic service to our nation in its greatest hours of need;

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 James Munroe, President of the Seabee

Museum and Memorial Park.