Introduced Version






HOUSE

RESOLUTION No. ___




Introduced by: Burton


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    A HOUSE RESOLUTION urging compassion and support for the disabled men and women who have served or will serve in the armed forces of the United States of America.

    Whereas, The Disabled American Veterans, Department of Indiana (DAV) is located in Indianapolis, Indiana;

    Whereas, The Disabled American Veterans Department was organized on the twenty-second day of November 1932;

    Whereas, The Disabled American Veterans Department was formed for the purpose of upholding and maintaining the constitution and laws of the United States, realizing the true American ideals and aims for which we fought, protecting and advancing the interest and welfare of all World War Veterans, who were wounded, gassed, injured, or disabled during or by

reason of such military service, cooperating with the Veterans Administration and all other public and private agencies devoted to the cause of relieving, improving, and advancing the physical and mental conditions, cure and medical treatment, health and economic interests of all such handicapped veterans, stimulating a feeling of mutual devotion, helpfulness, and comradeship among all veterans, and encouraging in all people that spirit of tolerance and understanding that will tend to guard against future wars;

    Whereas, There are 21,800 members of the Disabled American Veterans in the State of Indiana;

    Whereas, Robert F. Christensen, Commander of the Disabled American Veterans of Indiana, has traveled more than 5,000 miles in the past eight months, crisscrossing the state, seeing and listening firsthand to the plight of disabled veterans in the State of Indiana; and

    Whereas, Commander Christensen has authorized funds for one new DAV hospital van to transport Indiana veterans to the Veterans Administration hospitals; Therefore:

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives of the

General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

    SECTION 1. That the Indiana House of Representatives wishes to urge compassion and support for the disabled men and women who have served or will serve in the armed forces of the United States of America.

    SECTION 2. That the Principal Clerk of the House of Representatives is directed to transmit a copy of this resolution to Mr. Robert F. Christensen and Mr. Donald D. Peek, Jr.





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