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Second Regular Session

Sixty-first General Assembly

LLS NO. R98­0825.01 MAS


BY SENATORS Coffman, Alexander, Chlouber, Congrove, Feeley, Martinez, Mutzebaugh, Schroeder, and Weddig;

also REPRESENTATIVES Dyer, Clarke, Entz, May, Owen, Pankey, Pfiffner, Romero, Sinclair, Taylor, and Tool.



WHEREAS, The Department of Military Affairs and the United Veterans Council are sponsoring a veterans' commemorative event on the west steps of the Colorado State Capitol at 9:30 a.m. on March 30, 1998; and

WHEREAS, On March 28, 1862, Colorado forces under Colonel Slough defeated confederate forces at the Battle of Glorieta Pass; and

WHEREAS, Colorado has a proud and distinguished history of dedicated military service by men and women of this state whose sacrifice, courage, and heroism preserve 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 of the more than forty thousand men and women of the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Reserves, the Colorado National Guard, and 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 four hundred sixty thousand military veterans who have served their country long and well and bring great honor and distinction to the state; now, therefore,

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

That we, the members of the General Assembly, extend our heartfelt gratitude to our state's veterans, past and present, and all military men and women currently serving in the armed services and encourage the citizens of Colorado to join in the celebration of Colorado Military Appreciation Day on March 30, 1998, 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 Major General William Westerdahl, The Adjutant General; General Howell Estes, Commander in Chief, United States Space Command; Lieutenant General Tad Oelstrom, Superintendent, United States Air Force Academy; Major General John Riggs, Commander, Fort Carson; Mr. George Palmateer, President of the United Veterans Committee; and the members of the congressional delegation representing the state of Colorado in the United States Congress.