PRINTER'S NO. 6
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
HOUSE RESOLUTION
No.
21
Session of
2019
INTRODUCED BY GILLEN, READSHAW, BARRAR, RYAN, HILL-EVANS,
HARKINS, HENNESSEY, GREINER, SONNEY, IRVIN, HELM, HICKERNELL,
ROTHMAN, BERNSTINE, JAMES, KINSEY, LONGIETTI, STRUZZI, RABB,
SCHMITT, MURT, SAYLOR, MILLARD, BROWN, BIZZARRO, BURNS,
STAATS, PASHINSKI, MENTZER, SAMUELSON, MACKENZIE, EVERETT,
SCHLOSSBERG, GOODMAN, KAUFFMAN, ZIMMERMAN, PICKETT, KORTZ,
NEILSON, GROVE, SANCHEZ, B. MILLER, CALTAGIRONE, SCHWEYER AND
MARKOSEK, JANUARY 11, 2019
INTRODUCED AS NONCONTROVERSIAL RESOLUTION UNDER RULE 35,
JANUARY 11, 2019
A RESOLUTION
Commemorating June 6, 2019, as "D-Day" in Pennsylvania.
WHEREAS, June 6, 2019, marks the 75th anniversary of the D-
Day invasion of Normandy, an Allied forces operation to end the
occupation of Germany in France; and
WHEREAS, Armed forces of the United States, England, Canada
and France banded together to deploy 156,000 troops, of which
73,000 were American, 11,590 planes and 6,939 vessels to produce
the long planned "Operation Overlord"; and
WHEREAS, The initial assault phase, "Operation Neptune,"
began at midnight on June 6, 1944, with an airborne assault
choreographed by the American, British and Canadian Air Corps;
and
WHEREAS, Solider landed on Gold Beach, Sword Beach, Omaha
Beach, Juno Beach and Utah Beach in the early morning of June 6,
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1944, to begin the assault on the German forces; and
WHEREAS, The casualties of D-Day numbered 10,500 allies,
including 2,700 Americans, of which 4,413 allies and 1,465
Americans lost their lives and 7,500 allies, including 3,184
Americans were injured, with many more missing or captured; and
WHEREAS, The assault continued under "Operation Overlord" by
pushing further into France and ended once the allies crossed
the River Seine on August 19, 1944; and
WHEREAS, There were 226,386 allied casualties, including
36,976 deaths and 153,475 wounded, of which 20,838 Americans
were killed and 94,881 were injured, during "Operation
Overlord"; therefore be it
RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives commemorate June
6, 2019, as "D-Day"; and be it further
RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives encourage local
governments and communities throughout this Commonwealth to
conduct appropriate "D-Day" observances to ensure that the many
sacrifices of that day are not forgotten.
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