J783

Recognizing March 29, 2019, as Vietnam Veterans Day

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J783



Senate Resolution No. 783

BY: Senator HARCKHAM

RECOGNIZING March 29, 2019, as Vietnam Veterans
Day

WHEREAS, The State of New York takes great pride in acknowledging
days of observance of significant historic events; and

WHEREAS, March 29, 2019, has been declared Vietnam Veterans Day; and

WHEREAS, The United States carried out its first combat mission
against the Viet Cong on January 12, 1962; in Operation Chopper, United
States Army pilots lifted more than 1,000 South Vietnam service members
over jungle and underbrush to capture a National Liberation Front
stronghold near Saigon; and

WHEREAS, The last American troops left Vietnam on March 29, 1973;
and

WHEREAS, During the 11-year war, Americans from different
backgrounds, races, and creeds banded together to fight against the Viet
Cong; and

WHEREAS, More than three million Americans served their country, and
more than 58,000 sacrificed their lives; the names of those lost are
forever engraved in the black granite Vietnam Memorial in Washington,
D.C.; and

WHEREAS, The Vietnam War era was a tumultuous time in America; when
our brave service members returned home, often with physical and
emotional scars, the voices of those who opposed the war sadly overcame
those who supported our troops; and

WHEREAS, The State of New York wishes to show its Vietnam veterans
the respect and appreciation they deserve, but did not always get when
they returned home; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
recognize March 29, 2019, as Vietnam Veterans Day, and to thank our
brave Vietnam veterans for their honorable service to their country; and
be it further

RESOLVED, that copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted to Vietnam veteran organizations.

actions

  • 20 / Mar / 2019
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 26 / Mar / 2019
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 26 / Mar / 2019
    • ADOPTED

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