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NO. R-87. JOINT RESOLUTION RELATING TO A VIETNAM VETERAN’S RECOGNITION DAY.

(J.R.S. 55)

Offered by:Senator Sears of Bennington County, Senator Bartlett of Lamoille County, Senator Canns of Caledonia County, Senator Chard of Windham County, Senator Delaney of Chittenden County, Senator Ide of Caledonia County, Senator Kittell of Franklin County and Senator Krauss of Washington County.

Whereas, over 19,000 Vermonters are veterans of the Vietnam War, and

Whereas, the first chapter of the Vietnam Veterans of America was established in 1980 in Rutland, Vermont, and

Whereas, the first Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial in the United States was erected in 1982 in Sharon, Vermont as a fitting tribute to the memory of those Vermonters who lost their lives in the Vietnam War, and

Whereas, it is important to always remember those members of the American Armed Forces, from both Vermont and across the nation, who made the ultimate sacrifice when called to serve their nation in the Vietnam War, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly strongly supports the annual designation of the second Saturday in August as Vietnam Veterans’ Recognition Day, and be it further

Resolved: That this General Assembly requests that the Agency of Transportation place a sign on Interstate 89 to indicate to the public the presence of the Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial at the Sharon, Vermont rest area, and be it further

Resolved: That the Secretary of State be directed to forward a copy of this resolution to the Governor.