PRINTER'S NO. 547
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
SENATE RESOLUTION
No.
42
Session of
2017
INTRODUCED BY VULAKOVICH, COSTA, BARTOLOTTA, BROOKS, BROWNE,
DINNIMAN, EICHELBERGER, FOLMER, GREENLEAF, KILLION,
LANGERHOLC, MARTIN, MENSCH, RAFFERTY, RESCHENTHALER, VOGEL,
WARD AND YUDICHAK, MARCH 20, 2017
INTRODUCED AND ADOPTED, MARCH 20, 2017
A RESOLUTION
Designating the month of May 2017 as "Military Service
Opportunity Month" in Pennsylvania.
WHEREAS, The United States military has a tactical awareness
in improving student academic achievement nationwide and is
recognized as our nation's top security force and defender of
our national interests around the world; and
WHEREAS, The United States military is one of the leading
Federal organizations that supports and invests in educational
initiatives around the country; and
WHEREAS, The United States military contributes to the well-
being of students within this Commonwealth by offering personal
advancement through educational programs beginning at the high
school level; and
WHEREAS, The United States military has an outstanding
reputation for recruiting volunteers inspired by a sense of duty
to the nation and a desire to become members of the world's
greatest military force; and
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WHEREAS, Generations of remarkable citizens have pledged to
defend our homeland and our nation through service in the United
States Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Coast Guard,
including National Guard and Reserve components; and
WHEREAS, United States military members are academically and
professionally prepared to provide a multitude of career
services to our nation, including, but not limited to, a full
range of medical services, cyber security, law enforcement
services, comprehensive legal services, a full range of
engineering services, comprehensive satellite technology,
communications and network development and logistical and
administrative support; and
WHEREAS, As a valuable asset to all students, military
members work side-by-side with their civilian counterparts to
enhance the delivery of high-quality services to our youths; and
WHEREAS, Military recruiters provide educational programs
such as leadership development, antibullying, antidrug and
patriotism and those that enhance the science, technology,
engineering and math (STEM) curricula; and
WHEREAS, Military recruiters offer physical fitness
programming to all students to fight the obesity epidemic in the
United States; and
WHEREAS, The United States military has earned the respect of
the entire world as a leader of technology and personal
advancement through the protection and defense of civil
liberties; and
WHEREAS, Members of the United States military are recognized
for their dedication and contributions to people's lives and for
working together as a team; and
WHEREAS, A mission of the United States military is to
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continue offering outstanding career and educational
opportunities to all students who seek the adventure of service
to their nation; therefore be it
RESOLVED, That the Senate designate the month of May 2017 as
"Military Service Opportunity Month" in Pennsylvania; and be it
further
RESOLVED, That the Senate encourage the residents and
educational communities of this Commonwealth to recognize the
United States military for its significant impact on and
contributions to the educational system and its students as well
as to career planning throughout this nation and this
Commonwealth.
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