BILL REQ. #: H-0869.1
|State of Washington||61st Legislature||2009 Regular Session|
Read first time 01/19/09. Referred to Committee on Transportation.
TO THE HONORABLE PAULA HAMMOND, SECRETARY OF TRANSPORTATION, AND TO
THE WASHINGTON STATE TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION, AND TO THE WASHINGTON
STATE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION:
We, your Memorialists, the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Washington, in legislative session assembled, respectfully represent and petition as follows:
WHEREAS, Operation Desert Shield began on August 7, 1990, after Saddam Hussein's Republican Guard and Army invaded the kingdom of Kuwait on August 2, 1990; and
WHEREAS, Between August 7, 1990, and February 28, 1991, United States forces engaged in Operation Desert Shield, the Battle of Bubiyan Island, the Battle of Medina Ridge, the Battle of Wadi al-Batin, the Battle of Norfolk, the Battle of Khafji, the Battle of 73 Easting, the Battle of Al Busayyah, the Battle of Phase Line Bullet, and Operation Desert Storm; and
WHEREAS, More than two million three hundred thousand Americans served during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, one hundred forty-seven Americans were killed in action during that time, four hundred sixty-seven were wounded, and forty-one were prisoners of war; and
WHEREAS, Eight Washington state residents were killed in action between August 1990 and February 1991, who were Lee Arthur Belas, Sergeant, U.S. Army, Port Orchard, Doran Hilaire Bolduc, U.S. Navy, Monroe, Ardon Bradley Cooper, PFC, U.S. Army, Seattle, Joshua John Fleming, Private, U.S. Army, Kent, Eric Douglas Hedeen, First Lieutenant, U.S. Air Force, Malaga, Dustin Craig Lamoureaux, PFC, U.S. Army, Bremerton, Michael Neal Monroe, First Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps, Auburn, John Kendall Morgan, WO1, U.S. Navy, Bellevue; and
WHEREAS, Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm ceased on February 28, 1991, with a unilateral cease fire called by the Allies; and
WHEREAS, It is appropriate to honor the service and sacrifice of Washington state Desert Shield and Desert Storm veterans who served in that war with such valor and distinction;
NOW, THEREFORE, Your Memorialists respectfully pray that the Washington state transportation commission commence proceedings to name state route number 110 in Clallam county between the junction of state route number 101 and the junction of state route number 110 by and through the Quinault Indian reservation in the community of La Push the "Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm Memorial Highway" to honor the service and sacrifices of all who served in that war.
BE IT RESOLVED, That copies of this memorial be immediately transmitted to the Honorable Paula Hammond, Secretary of Transportation, the Washington State Transportation Commission, and the Washington State Department of Transportation.