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Text of Supporting the goals and objectives of a National Military Appreciation Month.

This resolution was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on May 13, 2009 but was never passed by the Senate. The text of the bill below is as of May 14, 2009 (Referred to Senate Committee).

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III

111th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. CON. RES. 84

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

May 14, 2009

Received and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

Supporting the goals and objectives of a National Military Appreciation Month.

Whereas the vigilance of the members of the Armed Forces has been instrumental to the preservation of the freedom, security, and prosperity enjoyed by the people of the United States;

Whereas the success of the Armed Forces depends on the dedicated service of its members, their families, and the civilian employees of the Department of Defense and the Coast Guard;

Whereas the role of the United States as a world leader requires a military force that is well-trained, well-equipped, and appropriately sized;

Whereas the Federal Government has a responsibility to raise awareness of and respect for this aspect of the heritage of the United States and to encourage the people of the United States to dedicate themselves to the values and principles for which Americans have served and sacrificed throughout the history of the Nation;

Whereas service in the Armed Forces entails special hazards and demands extraordinary sacrifices from service members and their families;

Whereas the support of the families of service members enhances the effectiveness and capabilities of the Armed Forces;

Whereas the observance of events recognizing the contributions of the Armed Forces is a tangible and highly effective way of sustaining morale and improving quality of life for service members and their families;

Whereas, on April 30, 1999, the Senate passed S. Res. 33 (106th Congress), entitled Designating May 1999 as National Military Appreciation Month, calling on the people of the United States, in a symbolic act of unity, to observe a National Military Appreciation Month in May 1999, to honor the current and former members of the Armed Forces, including those who have died in the pursuit of freedom and peace;

Whereas, on March 24, 2004, the House of Representatives passed H. Con. Res. 328 (108th Congress), entitled Recognizing and honoring the United States Armed Forces and supporting the goals and objectives of a National Military Appreciation Month, and on April 26, 2004, the Senate passed H. Con. Res. 328 by unanimous consent; and

Whereas it is important to emphasize to the people of the United States the relevance of the history and activities of the Armed Forces through an annual National Military Appreciation Month that includes associated local and national observances and activities: Now, therefore, be it

That Congress—

(1)

supports the goals and objectives of a National Military Appreciation Month; and

(2)

urges the President to issue a proclamation calling on the people of the United States, all Federal departments and agencies, States, localities, organizations, and media to annually observe a National Military Appreciation Month with appropriate ceremonies and activities.

Passed the House of Representatives May 13, 2009.

Lorraine C. Miller,

Clerk.