By Senators Thorsness, Nelson, Rasmussen and Oke


     WHEREAS, The American military men and women of Operation Desert Storm have bravely and successfully served the cause of peace and freedom by risking their lives in the Allied Coalition to enforce the resolutions of the United Nations; and


     WHEREAS, Washington state sent over 9,800 of its people to serve in the Persian Gulf, including twelve units of the Washington State National Guard; and


     WHEREAS, The citizens of Washington State are grateful, proud, and appreciative of the noble sacrifices made, and the courageous acts displayed by the veterans of Operation Desert Storm; and


     WHEREAS, The President of the United States and Commander in Chief of the Allied Forces has called on communities across our great nation to especially recognize our victorious armed forces as they return home to a proud nation;


     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Senate of the State of Washington declares Thursday, July 4, 1991, as "Desert Storm Recognition Day" throughout Washington State; and


     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the Senate of the State of Washington encourages and calls upon all local communities in our state to share in this sentiment by passing similar resolutions and proclamations; and by sponsoring parades, fireworks displays, and patriotic gatherings to thank the Washington residents who took part in Operation Desert Storm.


 I, Gordon A. Golob, Secretary of the Senate,

do hereby certify that this is a true and

correct copy of Senate Resolution 1991-8643,

adopted by the Senate April 16, 1991.





Secretary of the Senate