H. RES. 456
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
November 3, 2011
Mr. Filner submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs
Encouraging civilians to observe Veterans Day by listening, with respect and without judgment, to the stories of combat veterans.
Whereas combat veterans often suffer unnecessary emotional pain because of their isolation from people in their communities;
Whereas these veterans often feel less isolated and suffer less when they are offered the chance to have ordinary, civilian citizens simply listen to their stories with respect and without judgment; and
Whereas November 11 of each year is observed as Veterans Day: Now, therefore, be it
That the House of Representatives encourages every civilian to observe Veterans Day by offering to listen, with respect and without judgment, to a veteran tell the story of the veteran’s time at war and experience since returning home.