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HR-5 (2019-2020)

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Revised  July 08, 2019


House Resolution
No. 5

Introduced by Assembly Member Choi Members Choi and Quirk-Silva

January 09, 2019

Relative to Korean Independence Day.


HR 5, as introduced, Choi.

WHEREAS, August 15, 2019, marks the 74th anniversary of the Independence of the Republic of Korea; and
WHEREAS, Korean Independence Day or Gwangbokjeol, commemorates the liberation of Korea from Japanese colonization on August 15, 1945; and
WHEREAS, The thousands of brave Korean service members and civilians who lost their lives or were imprisoned fighting for independence are a testament to the Republic of Korea’s enduring strength and resiliency; and
WHEREAS, On Korean Independence Day, Koreans throughout the world unite to commemorate this day through parades, concerts, and celebrations that showcase Korea’s rich cultural heritage; and
WHEREAS, California is home to more than 455,000 Korean Americans who celebrate this important holiday; and
WHEREAS, The Korean American community has enriched the cultural, social, and economic landscape of California; and
WHEREAS, Korean Independence Day is an opportunity to celebrate the great contributions of Korean Americans to the United States; and
WHEREAS, The Republic of Korea and the United States are historic allies that share common values and objectives through economic interdependence and security; now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the Assembly of the State of California, That August 15, 2019, is hereby commemorated as Korean Independence Day; and be it further
Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly transmit copies of this resolution to the author for appropriate distribution.

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