H. CON. RES. 278
IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
May 25, 2010
Received and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary
Expressing the sense of Congress that a grateful Nation supports and salutes Sons and Daughters in Touch on its 20th Anniversary that is being held on Father’s Day, 2010, at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, the District of Columbia.
Whereas there is virtue in remembering and honoring the service and sacrifice of those who died or remain missing as a result of the war in Southeast Asia and the families and children they left behind;
Whereas an estimated 20,000 American children lost fathers in the war in Southeast Asia;
Whereas Father's Day is a fitting day to recognize the sacrifice and service of these fallen heroes and their families;
Whereas the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in the Nation’s capital symbolically and literally represents the men and women who gave their lives in the war in Southeast Asia;
Whereas Sons and Daughters in Touch (SDIT) is the only national organization formed specifically to bring together and support the children and families of these American heroes;
Whereas SDIT locates, unites, and supports sons, daughters, and other family members of those who died or remain missing as a result of the Vietnam War and promotes healing through various outreach and education efforts;
Whereas SDIT has held regular Father's Day gatherings for the past 20 years to bring together such sons, daughters, wives, and other family members in a spirit of honor, remembrance, and learning;
Whereas America’s current military campaigns have produced a new generation of Gold Star sons and daughters who have lost parents in war;
Whereas Sons and Daughters in Touch is in a unique position to serve as an example to current and future generations of Gold Star families as they bear the painful burden resulting from the selfless sacrifices made by their fathers and mothers in wartime service to the Nation, and SDIT can also serve as a resilient example to all nations affected by war;
Whereas Sons and Daughters in Touch will celebrate its 20th anniversary, which is being held on Father’s Day, 2010, at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, the District of Columbia; and
Whereas there is triumph, comfort, and honor in healing: Now, therefore, be it
That it is the sense of Congress that a grateful Nation supports and salutes Sons and Daughters in Touch on its 20th Anniversary that is being held at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, the District of Columbia.
Passed the House of Representatives May 24, 2010.
Lorraine C. Miller,