HCON 314 RFS
H. CON. RES. 314
IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
May 21, 2002
May 21, 2002
Received and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary
Recognizing the members of AMVETS for their service to the Nation and supporting the goal of AMVETS National Charter Day.
Whereas on July 23, 1947, AMVETS (American Veterans of World War II, Korea, and Vietnam) was chartered by the United States as a not-for-profit corporation;
Whereas membership in AMVETS is open to veterans who have honorably served, or are serving, in the Armed Forces, including the Coast Guard, National Guard, and Reserves, during or since World War II;
Whereas the veterans of the Armed Forces have made great sacrifices to ensure the peace and security of the United States;
Whereas the members of AMVETS are dedicated to providing important services to their local communities and to their fellow veterans;
Whereas the motto of AMVETS is ‘We fought together, now let’s build together’;
Whereas the members of AMVETS consistently honor that motto through countless hours of patriotic service, including providing services to hospitalized veterans, assisting veterans with their problems regarding housing and employment, marching in parades, participating in color guards and burial details, and educating the Nation’s youth;
Whereas the war on terrorism has emphasized the sacrifices that veterans have made, and continue to make, for the benefit of the Nation;
Whereas AMVETS has designated July 23 as AMVETS National Charter Day; and
Whereas the goal of AMVETS National Charter Day is to raise public awareness regarding AMVETS’s commitment and service to veterans, the families of veterans, and the Nation: Now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), That Congress recognizes the members of AMVETS (American Veterans of World War II, Korea, and Vietnam) for their service to the Nation and supports the goal of AMVETS National Charter Day.
Passed the House of Representatives May 20, 2002.