14-R183

2014 H 8029

Enacted 04/08/14

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

COMMEMORATING "RHODE ISLAND PATRIOT GUARD RIDERS DAY" ON THE 12TH OF APRIL, 2014

Introduced By: Representatives Malik, Gallison, Hull, Costa, and Azzinaro

Date Introduced: April 08, 2014

 

WHEREAS, The Rhode Island Patriot Guard Riders (RI PGR) is an organization which attends the funerals of members of the armed forces, firefighters, first responders, and police. Their motto, which best represents their mission, is "Standing for Those Who Stood for Us"; and

WHEREAS, In addition to attending funerals, the dedicated members of this group also greet our troops with homecoming celebrations when they are returning from overseas duty; and

WHEREAS, Members of RI PGR have also consistently volunteered countless hours working for numerous veteran's organizations in our state and in 2013, held an event to raise funds to help support the establishment of an airport military lounge for servicemen and their families at T.F. Green Airport; and

WHEREAS, The Rhode Island Patriot Guard Riders endeavor to ensure that Rhode Islanders, who wear or have worn the uniform of the armed services for our nation, know that their service is appreciated. It is a noble mission and it is eminently deserving of our recognition; now, therefore be it

RESOLVED, That this House of Representatives of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations hereby commemorates "Rhode Island Patriot Guard Riders Day" on April 12th, 2014. We furthermore encourage all the citizens of the state to take time to celebrate the many contributions that the Rhode Island Guard Riders have and continue to make in our state; and be it further

RESOLVED, That the Secretary of State be and hereby is authorized and directed to transmit a duly certified copy of this resolution to Barbara Dardeen, State Captain of the Rhode Island Guard Riders.

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