11-R282

2011 -- S 0978

Enacted 05/18/11

 

 

S E N A T E R E S O L U T I O N

CELEBRATING THE DEDICATION OF THE FIRST VIETNAM VETERANS' MEMORIAL

IN THE TOWN OF LINCOLN

     

     

     Introduced By: Senator E O`Neill

     Date Introduced: May 18, 2011

 

     

     WHEREAS, America is a symbol of freedom and has achieved its stature in the world

through the selfless service of our brave veterans. From those who fought in the Revolutionary

War to those currently serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, from the Union Soldiers at Gettysburg

defending Little Round Top to the soldiers who landed at Omaha Beach, the fearless members of

our countryís armed forces have given up the comforts of home and the company of loved ones to

serve our nation. Many also paid the supreme sacrifice to preserve our freedoms; and

     WHEREAS, Our Vietnam Veterans fought for our freedom, kept America safe, and

dedicated their lives to this nation so that we could live freely in the land of liberty. We are

forever grateful for their unwavering strength and courage while fighting in the Vietnam War;

and

     WHEREAS, The Town of Lincolnís new Vietnam Veteransí Memorial expresses our

collective gratitude, commemorates Vietnam Veteransí service, and acknowledges their sacrifice

and contributions to the life, liberty, and happiness of every Rhode Islander and all Americans;

and

     WHEREAS, All Vietnam War Veterans that are among us today, the POW/MIAís, and

the men and women that gave of their lives deserve to be honored and have earned our deepest

respect. May the heroism and courage of those who have served and continue to serve our great

country always be remembered; now, therefore be it

     RESOLVED, That this Senate of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations

hereby celebrates the dedication of the first Vietnam Veteransí Memorial in the Town of Lincoln;

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 the resolution to the Rhode Island Adjutant General Major

General Robert T. Bray.

     

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