PRINTER'S NO. 601
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
SENATE RESOLUTION
No.
60
Session of
2017
INTRODUCED BY VULAKOVICH, COSTA, AUMENT, BAKER, BREWSTER,
BROOKS, BROWNE, DINNIMAN, FOLMER, FONTANA, GREENLEAF,
HUTCHINSON, KILLION, RAFFERTY, RESCHENTHALER, SCAVELLO, WARD,
WHITE AND YUDICHAK, MARCH 27, 2017
INTRODUCED AND ADOPTED, MARCH 27, 2017
A RESOLUTION
Designating April 5, 2017, as "Gold Star Wives Day" in
Pennsylvania and honoring and recognizing the sacrifices made
by the spouses and families of fallen members of the armed
forces of the United States.
WHEREAS, Gold Star Wives of America, Inc., represents the
spouses and families of the members and veterans of the armed
forces of the United States who have died while on active duty
or as a result of a service-connected disability; and
WHEREAS, The primary mission of Gold Star Wives of America,
Inc., is to provide services, support and friendship to the
spouses of fallen members and veterans of the armed forces of
the United States; and
WHEREAS, In 1945, Gold Star Wives of America, Inc., was
organized with the help of Eleanor Roosevelt to assist the
families left behind by fallen members and veterans of the armed
forces of the United States; and
WHEREAS, The first meeting of Gold Star Wives of America,
Inc., was held on April 5, 1945; and
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WHEREAS, April 5, 2017, marks the 72nd anniversary of the
first meeting of Gold Star Wives of America, Inc.; and
WHEREAS, Members and veterans of the armed forces of the
United States bear the burden of protecting the freedom of the
people of the United States; and
WHEREAS, The sacrifices of the families of fallen members and
veterans of the armed forces of the United States should never
be forgotten; therefore be it
RESOLVED, That the Senate designate April 5, 2017, as "Gold
Star Wives Day" in Pennsylvania and honor and recognize the
sacrifices made by the spouses and families of fallen members of
the armed forces of the United States, the contributions of the
members of Gold Star Wives of America, Inc., the dedication of
the members of Gold Star Wives of America, Inc., to the members
and veterans of the armed forces of the United States; and be it
further
RESOLVED, That the Senate encourage the residents of this
Commonwealth to observe "Gold Star Wives Day" to promote
awareness of the contributions and dedication of the members of
Gold Star Wives of America, Inc., to the members and veterans of
the armed forces of the United States and the important role
that Gold Star Wives of America, Inc., plays in the lives of the
spouses and families of fallen members and veterans of the armed
forces of the United States.
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