By Senators Craswell, Oke and Rasmussen
WHEREAS, Our nation and state owe a continuing debt of gratitude to those who have served their country in past wars and conflicts; and
WHEREAS, These men and women, who through their service, have brought honor to our country and the State of Washington and have endowed us with a sense of pride; and
WHEREAS, It seems only fitting that a memorial be erected to honor this state's veterans from all past and present conflicts, honoring not only those who have served and died, but also those who are still living; and
WHEREAS, It is in the interest of the citizens of the State of Washington to promote the education of the public about veterans' participation in these wars and conflicts; and
WHEREAS, The Washington Statewide Veterans' Memorial Foundation has set out to construct the Washington Statewide Veterans' Memorial, in Bremerton, Washington, which will contain a museum, and which will operate a coordinating center for veterans' affairs, military information and history, community education, and an outreach to interested individuals and organizations; and
WHEREAS, The Washington Statewide Veterans' Memorial Foundation hopes to also establish a traveling museum designed to educate individuals and local communities state-wide about state veterans' participation in wars and conflicts;
BE IT RESOLVED, That the Senate of the State of Washington encourage and commend the efforts of the Washington Statewide Veterans' Memorial Foundation to build and establish the Washington Statewide Veterans' Memorial, which will serve to not only honor our state's veterans of past and present, but will also serve to educate the public about veterans' affairs and the history of their distinguished service to our country; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the Secretary of the Senate transmit copies of this resolution to the Washington Statewide Veterans' Memorial Foundation, in Bremerton, Washington.
I, Gordon A. Golob, Secretary of the Senate,
do hereby certify that this is a true and
correct copy of Senate Resolution 1991-8617,
adopted by the Senate March 7, 1991.
GORDON A. GOLOB
Secretary of the Senate