Friday, February 25, 2011
Text of Proposed Senate Resolution
EDITORIAL NOTE: This may be just a set of words, and the Senate hasn't passed it yet, but, as they say, words have power.
Proposed Senate Resolution calls for “Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day”
Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) last week sponsored a resolution designating March 30 as “Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day” The proposed resolution S.RES. 55, presently has 5 cosponsors. It states and resolves that the Senate:
(1) honors and recognizes the contributions of veterans who served in the United States Armed Forces in Vietnam during war and during peace;
(2) encourages States and local governments to also establish `Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day'; and
(3) encourages the people of the United States to observe `Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day' with appropriate ceremonies and activities that:
(A) provide the appreciation Vietnam War veterans deserve, but did not receive upon returning home from the war;
(B) demonstrate the resolve that never again shall the Nation disregard and denigrate a generation of veterans;
(C) promote awareness of the faithful service and contributions of such veterans during their military service as well as to their communities since returning home;
(D) promote awareness of the importance of entire communities empowering veterans and the families of veterans to readjust to civilian life after military service; and
(E) promote opportunities for such veterans to assist younger veterans returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan in rehabilitation from wounds, both seen and unseen, and to support the reintegration of younger veterans into civilian life.
Source: TREA (The Retired Enlisted Association) Washington Update