House Chamber, Olympia, Tuesday, July 24, 2001


             The House was called to order at 10:00 a.m. by the Speaker (Representative Hankins presiding).


             Reading of the Journal of the previous day was dispensed with and it was ordered to stand approved.




             HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 2001-4673, By Representatives Esser, Van Luven, Jarrett, Lambert, Pflug, Anderson, Mulliken, Cairnes, Schmidt and Ruderman


             WHEREAS, The courageous American servicemen and servicewomen who lost their lives in Vietnam served their country bravely and proudly; and

             WHEREAS, More than 58,000 American servicemen and servicewomen lost their lives, including more than 1,100 Washingtonians, and more than 200,000 American servicemen and servicewomen were wounded on the battlefields of Vietnam; and

             WHEREAS, Over 640,000 veterans live in Washington state; and

             WHEREAS, In 1982 our nation built a memorial, known as "The Wall," in Washington, D.C., to honor those who died in Vietnam and made the supreme sacrifice fighting for freedom; and

             WHEREAS, Many people will never have the opportunity to personally visit the Vietnam Veterans Memorial; and

             WHEREAS, A 240-foot replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial will be available for viewing at the Sunset Hills Memorial Park Cemetery in Bellevue, Washington, during the weekend of July 27-29, 2001; and

             WHEREAS, This is a time for citizens from around the state to visit this replica to remember, to reflect, and to heal and to ponder the sacrifices made by both those who served and their families, friends, and communities;

             NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives encourage all the citizens of Washington to recognize the importance of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and to honor the memory of those who freely gave their lives that others may live in liberty.


             House Resolution No. 4673 was adopted.


             There being no objection, the House advanced to the eleventh order of business.


             There being no objection, the House adjourned until 10:00 a.m., July 25, 2001, the 10th Legislative Day of the Third Special Legislative Session.


CLYDE BALLARD, Speaker                                                                     FRANK CHOPP, Speaker

TIMOTHY A. MARTIN, Chief Clerk                                                         CYNTHIA ZEHNDER, Chief Clerk