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HR-10 (2019-2020)

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Revised  August 30, 2019
Amended  IN  Assembly  August 22, 2019
Amended  IN  Assembly  August 20, 2019

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

House Resolution
No. 10


Introduced by Assembly Member Voepel
(Coauthors: Assembly Members Aguiar-Curry, Arambula, Bauer-Kahan, Berman, Bigelow, Bloom, Boerner Horvath, Bonta, Brough, Burke, Calderon, Carrillo, Chau, Chiu, Choi, Chu, Cooley, Cooper, Cunningham, Diep, Eggman, Flora, Fong, Frazier, Friedman, Gabriel, Gallagher, Cristina Garcia, Eduardo Garcia, Gipson, Gloria, Gonzalez, Holden, Irwin, Jones-Sawyer, Kalra, Kamlager-Dove, Kiley, Lackey, Levine, Low, Maienschein, Mathis, Mayes, McCarty, Medina, Melendez, Mullin, Muratsuchi, Nazarian, Obernolte, O’Donnell, Patterson, Petrie-Norris, Quirk, Quirk-Silva, Ramos, Rendon, Reyes, Luz Rivas, Robert Rivas, Rodriguez, Blanca Rubio, Salas, Santiago, Smith, Mark Stone, Waldron, Weber, Wicks, and Wood)

January 28, 2019


Relative to Military and Veteran Appreciation Month.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


HR 10, as amended, Voepel.

WHEREAS, The United States of America has called on its men and women in uniform to protect our national security, to advance national interests, and to preserve our rights and freedoms; and
WHEREAS, From this country’s birth in the American Revolution, more than 45,000,000 people have fought for this country in its Armed Forces; and
WHEREAS, The brave men and women of the United States Army, the United States Marine Corps, the United States Navy, the United States Air Force, and the United States Coast Guard have fought with valor, gallantry, and distinction to protect our county; country; and
WHEREAS, Those who have enlisted or been commissioned into the United States Armed Forces have made a commitment of service to this country and volunteered their lives toward the defense of this nation and its interests; and
WHEREAS, There are currently 32 active duty military installations located in California, which is home to an estimated 190,000 active duty and reserve service members; and
WHEREAS, Today, California is home to nearly two million veterans of the United States military, more than any other state in the nation; and
WHEREAS, The armistice that ended conflict on the Western Front during World War I was signed November 11, 1918, and the occasion was commemorated as Armistice Day; and
WHEREAS, In the United States, Armistice Day was renamed Veterans Day in 1954, with President Dwight D. Eisenhower proclaiming, “On that day let us solemnly remember the sacrifices of all those who fought so valiantly, on the seas, in the air, and on foreign shores, to preserve our heritage of freedom, and let us reconsecrate ourselves to the task of promoting an enduring peace so that their efforts shall not have been in vain;” vain”; and
WHEREAS, On Veterans Day we recognize the men and women of our Armed Forces, past and present, who have valiantly defended these values through our nation’s history; and
WHEREAS, On Veterans Day we also remember and pay tribute to the millions of patriots whose courage and sacrifice have secured our freedom, beginning with those who suffered through the harsh winter at Valley Forge to those today who keep the peace and defend our values around the globe; now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the Assembly of the State of California, That the Assembly designates the month of November 2019 as Military and Veteran Appreciation Month to honor the sacrifices that have been made by honorable men and women in our nation through their service to this great nation and our great state; 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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