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First Regular Session

Sixty-first General Assembly

LLS NO. R97@0791.01 CJ


BY REPRESENTATIVES Entz, Dyer, and Pankey;

also SENATORS Coffman, B. Alexander, and Mutzebaugh.


WHEREAS, On April 17, 1997, at 0830, the Department of Military Affairs will sponsor a veterans commemorative event on the west steps of the Colorado State Capitol; and

WHEREAS, Colorado has a proud and distinguished history of dedicated military service by men and women of the state whose sacrifice, courage, and heroism preserved for past, present, and future generations the liberties and democratic way of life set forth in our state and national constitutions; and

WHEREAS, The state of Colorado benefits from the presence and military service of the more than 40,000 men and women of the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and their Reserves, the Colorado National Guard, and the Civil Air Patrol; and

WHEREAS, It is appropriate to recognize that Coloradans in all branches and components of the Armed Services selflessly serve around the world today to protect the security and peace of our nation and others; and

WHEREAS, Colorado is the proud home to and the beneficiary of more than 460,000 military veterans who have served their country long and well, bringing great honor and distinction to this state; and

WHEREAS, This session, the Colorado General Assembly recognized the extraordinary courage and heroism above and beyond the call of duty by issuing special license plates to Mr. William J. Crawford and Mr. Peter C. Lemon, Colorado citizens who were awarded the Medal of Honor; now, therefore,

Be It Resolved by the House of Representatives of the Sixty­first General Assembly of the State of Colorado, the Senate concurring herein:

That we, the members of the Colorado General Assembly, extend our heartfelt gratitude to our Colorado veterans, past and present, and to all military men and women currently serving in the Armed Services.

Be It Further Resolved, That we, the members of the Colorado General Assembly, encourage the citizens of Colorado to join in the celebration of Colorado Military Appreciation Day on April 17, 1997, in recognition and honor of the thousands of fellow citizens who have put on a military uniform in order to protect and serve their community, state, and country.

Be It Further Resolved, That copies of this Resolution be sent to Adjutant General William Westerdahl, General Howell Estes, Commander in Chief, United States Space Command, Lieutenant General, Paul Stein, Superintendent, United States Air Force Academy, Major General, John Pickler, Commander, Fort Carson, Mr. Stanley Hanson representing the United Veterans, and the members of the congressional delegation representing the State of Colorado in the United States Congress.