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                                           HOUSE JOINT MEMORIAL NO. 4034



State of Washington                               51st Legislature                              1990 Regular Session


By Representatives Zellinsky, Schmidt, Vekich, R. Meyers, Sayan and Pruitt



Read first time 1/31/90 and referred to Committee on Rules.




          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, The Marine Corps League, a national organization, is made up of dedicated marines, who now serve their nation through community service, helping others in ways of peace; and

          WHEREAS, The nine detachments of the Marine Corps League in the state of Washington help all children and adults, of any race, religion, or creed; and

          WHEREAS, The Marine Corps League works all year to make Toys-for-Tots a state-wide success, is involved in helping the Special Olympics Leisure Time at Fort Lewis, and is instrumental in creating a video library for the children and adults of the Hospice programs; and

          WHEREAS, Recognition of the Marine Corps League would serve our state well, reminding all of us of the investment of time that these good people make, both during times of war and times of peace; and

          WHEREAS, State Route 3 is a conduit for people across the Puget Sound region, connecting civilians with military personnel, both active and retired; and

          WHEREAS, Honoring the Marines of the United States, and recognizing their efforts through the Marine Corps League, by naming State Route 3 in their honor, would be a kind and fitting tribute to the Marine Corps; and

          WHEREAS, The Washington State Legislature recognizes the dedication of those individuals who participate in community service through the Marine Corps League;

          NOW, THEREFORE, Your Memorialists respectfully pray that the Washington State Transportation Commission commence proceedings to designate State Route 3 as The Marine Corps Memorial Highway.

          BE IT RESOLVED, That copies of this memorial be immediately transmitted to the Washington State Transportation Commission and to the nine detachments of the Marine Corps League of the state of Washington.