S. RES. 146
IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
May 12, 2009
Mr. Byrd submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Armed Services
Commending South Charleston, West Virginia, for celebrating its 50th annual Armed Forces Day on May 16, 2009.
Whereas Americans appreciate the courage, loyalty, and sacrifice of every individual who serves in the Armed Forces of the United States;
Whereas Armed Forces Day is celebrated on the third Saturday in May to honor those Americans serving in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard;
Whereas Armed Forces Day was established on August 31, 1949, following the consolidation of the military services of the United States into the Department of Defense;
Whereas Armed Forces Day is celebrated with parades, open houses, receptions, and air shows around the Nation; and
Whereas on May 16, 2009, South Charleston, West Virginia, will observe its 50th annual Armed Forces Day with a parade, music, and other entertainment: Now, therefore, be it
That the Senate commends South Charleston, West Virginia, for conducting Armed Forces Day celebrations for 50 consecutive years and for honoring the selfless dedication and bravery of the men and women of the United States Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard.