H.Res. 32: Expressing support for the designation of the Friday after Thanksgiving as the National Day of Recognition for Veterans’ ...

...Families.

113th Congress, 2013–2015. Text as of Jan 15, 2013 (Introduced).

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113th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. RES. 32

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 15, 2013

submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Armed Services

RESOLUTION

Expressing support for the designation of the Friday after Thanksgiving as the National Day of Recognition for Veterans’ Families.

Whereas more than 2,250,000 people currently serve as members of the United States Armed Forces;

Whereas veterans and current members of the Armed Forces have been separated from loved ones because of military orders, deployment in support of overseas operations, and other military missions carried out by the Armed Forces;

Whereas these loved ones are recognized as Homefront Veterans who provide vital support and help to make service in the Armed Forces possible;

Whereas Homefront Veterans keep households running, maintain the home, care for children, pay the bills, and make ends meet while members serve in the Armed Forces;

Whereas the families of veterans and members of the Armed Forces make important and significant sacrifices for the United States and contribute to the benefits of freedom all Americans enjoy;

Whereas the establishment of a national day of recognition is an appropriate way to honor the sacrifices made by spouses, parents, children and all other family of members of the Armed Forces; and

Whereas the day after Thanksgiving would be an appropriate date to establish as the National Day of Recognition for Veterans’ Families: Now, therefore, be it

That the House of Representatives

(1)

supports the designation of the National Day of Recognition for Veterans’ Families;

(2)

honors and recognizes the contributions made by families of members of the Armed Forces; and

(3)

encourages the people of the United States to observe the National Day of Recognition for Veterans’ Families to promote awareness of the contributions of families of members of the Armed Forces and veterans.