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NO. R-89. JOINT RESOLUTION DESIGNATING JUNE 20 AS U.S. NAVY DESTROYER ESCORT DAY.

(J.R.S. 39)

Offered by: Senator Illuzzi of Essex-Orleans County and Senator Canns of Caledonia County.

Whereas, U.S. Navy destroyer escorts have served a vital role in protecting our nation's naval destroyers in wartime, and

Whereas, U.S. Navy veterans of this proud tradition have formed the national Destroyer Escort Sailors Association, and

Whereas, the members of the DESA Northeast Chapter include many Vermonters, and

Whereas, the DESA is observing June 20 as Destroyer Escort Day, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly hereby designates June 20 as Destroyer Escort Day in Vermont, and be it further

Resolved: That the Secretary of State be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Jack Coady, 78 West Dartmouth Street, Auburn, Maine 04210, the secretary/treasurer of the Northeast Chapter of the Destroyer Escort Sailors Association.