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SR-14 (2019-2020)

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Enrolled  August 16, 2019
Passed  IN  Senate  August 15, 2019


Senate Resolution
No. 14

Introduced by Senator Chang

January 28, 2019

Relative to Korean Independence Day.


SR 14, Chang.

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 Senate of the State of California, That August 15, 2019, is hereby commemorated as Korean Independence Day; and be it further
Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate transmit copies of this resolution to the author for appropriate distribution.