The text of the bill below is as of Oct 7, 2005 (Referred to Senate Committee).
HJ 61 RFS
September 22, 2005
October 7 (legislative day, OCTOBER 6), 2005
Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary
Supporting the goals and ideals of Gold Star Mothers Day.
Whereas the American Gold Star Mothers have suffered the supreme sacrifice of motherhood by losing sons and daughters who served in the Armed Forces, and thus perpetuate the memory of all whose lives were sacrificed in our wars;
Whereas the American Gold Star Mothers assist veterans of the Armed Forces and their dependents in the presentation of claims to the Veterans' Administration, and aid the men and women who served and died or were wounded or incapacitated during hostilities;
Whereas the services rendered to the United States by the mothers of America have strengthened and inspired our Nation throughout our history;
Whereas we honor ourselves and the mothers of America when we revere and emphasize the role of the home and the family as the true foundations of our Nation;
Whereas by doing so much for the home, the American mother is a source of moral and spiritual guidance for the people of the United States and thus acts as a positive force to promote good government and peace among all mankind; and
Whereas September 25, 2005, is being recognized as Gold Star Mothers Day: Now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Congress--
(1) supports the goals and ideals of Gold Star Mothers Day; and
(2) requests that the President issue a proclamation calling upon the people of the United States to observe such day with appropriate ceremonies and activities.
Passed the House of Representatives September 21, 2005.