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S.J.Res. 123 (97th): A joint resolution authorizing and requesting the President to proclaim “National Disabled Veterans Week”.

The text of the resolution below is as of Aug 20, 1982 (Passed Congress).

96 STAT. 272                       PUBLIC LAW 97-240—AUG. 20, 1982

                   Public Law 97-240
                   97th Congress
                                                 J o i n t Resolution
 Aug. 20, 1982     Authorizing and requesting the President to proclaim "National Disabled Veterans
 [S.J. Res. 123]                                        Week".

                   Whereas there are two million three hundred thousand veterans
                     with disabilities resulting from their service in the United States
                     Armed Forces;
                   Whereas these disabled veterans have sacrificed their well-being in
                     the service of their country;
                   Whereas many of these disabled veterans endure severe disabilities,
                     such as loss of limb, paralysis, blindness, deafness, and delayed-
                     stress syndrome and other mental disorders;
                   Whereas these disabled veterans consistently experience inordi-
                     nately high rates of joblessness; and
                   Whereas these disabled veterans have made vital contributions to
                     the national security and welfare by helping our Nation preserve
                     its freedom, strength, and prosperity: Now, therefore, be it
                     Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United
National           States of America in Congress assembled. That the President is
v^ter^s Week       authorized and requested to issue a proclamation designating the
    ^^^            week of November 7, 1982, as "National Disabled Veterans Week",
                   in recognition of the contributions that veterans with service-
                   connected disabilities have made to the national security and wel-
                   fare of the United States and calling upon government agencies at
                   the Federal, State, and local levels and the people of the United
                   States to observe the week with appropriate programs, ceremonies,
                   and activities.
                     Approved August 20, 1982.

                   LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—S.J. Res. 123:
                   CONGRESSIONAL RECORD:
                       Vol. 127 (1981): Dec. 11, considered and passed Senate.
                       Vol. 128 (1982): Aug. 5, considered and passed House.