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NO. R-173. JOINT RESOLUTION DESIGNATING NOVEMBER 19, 2000 AS GOLD STAR MOTHERS' RECOGNITION DAY.

(J.R.H. 133)

Offered by: Representatives Tracy of Burlington and Dunne of Hartland.

Whereas, the mothers of United States Armed Forces personnel who have perished in combat have made the ultimate contribution to our nation's defense and preservation, and

Whereas, these gallant women have suffered a deeply personal tragedy that will remain with them, on a daily basis, for the rest of their lives, and

Whereas, in recognition of their sacrifice, on behalf of our nation, the General Assembly finds it appropriate and fitting to honor these special mothers, and

Whereas, across the nation, the third Sunday in November is being designated as Gold Star Mothers' Recognition Day in honor of these very special women, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That Sunday, November 19, 2000 is designated as Gold Star Mothers' Recognition Day in Vermont, and be it further

Resolved: That the Secretary of State be directed to send a copy of this resolution to the state headquarters, or chief state officer, of all veterans organizations in Vermont.