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        A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION urging Hoosiers to offer their prayers and support for the men and women serving in the United States Armed Forces and especially for those fighting the war on terrorism.

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Second Regular Session of the 113th General Assembly (2004)


        A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION urging Hoosiers to offer their prayers and support for the men and women serving in the United States Armed Forces and especially for those fighting the war on terrorism.

    Whereas, The torch of patriotism has been held high in Indiana and throughout the United States in support of our country and its armed forces;

    Whereas, On Flanders fields and the beaches of Normandy, from the frozen mountains of Korea to the steaming jungles of Vietnam, on the burning sands of the Kuwaiti and Iraqi deserts to the mountains of Afghanistan, and at the Pentagon on September 11, 2001, over 27,000 Hoosiers have answered the call of freedom and have paid the ultimate price;

    Whereas, There are 38,000 veterans receiving disability payments in Indiana, and 732 Hoosiers are still missing in action worldwide;

    Whereas, No American wants to see the loss of even one more life;

    Whereas, Mindful of these sacrifices, Hoosier men and women fighting the war on terrorism have responded to their country's call without hesitation;

    Whereas, These brave men and women are supported at

home through prayers, sacrifices, and the love of their families;

    Whereas, All Hoosiers should remember these troops and their families in their thoughts and prayers;

    Whereas, The Indiana General Assembly ardently supports the troops currently fighting against terrorism;

    Whereas, The nation will be forever indebted to those who, in the call of duty, lost their lives in Operation Iraqi Freedom, including Specialist Brian Clemens, Lance Corporal David Fribley, Specialist Gregory Sanders, Specialist William A. Jeffries, Sergeant Duane Rios, Private First Class Jason M. Meyer, Specialist Roy Buckley, Lance Corporal Matthew R. Smith, Private Jesse Halling, Private Shawn Pahnke, Specialist Chad L. Keith, Private Robert L. McKinley, Sergeant First Class Craig A. Boling, Specialist Ronald D. Allen, Jr., Specialist Ryan G. Carlock, Staff Sergeant Frederick L. Miller, Specialist Brian H. Penisten, Corporal Darrell Smith, Sergeant Jarrod W. Black, Chief Warrant Officer 2 Brian D. Hazelgrove, and Specialist Luke Frist; and

    Whereas, On behalf of the people of the state of Indiana, the Indiana General Assembly pays special tribute to these servicemen who made the ultimate sacrifice and also pays tribute to the families and loved ones of those who have died: Therefore,

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives

of the General Assembly of the State of Indiana,

the Senate concurring:

    SECTION 1. That the Indiana General Assembly prays for the safe return of all of our troops stationed around the globe.
    SECTION 2. That the Indiana General Assembly offers its gratitude and appreciation to the brave Hoosier men and women, veterans of the Armed Forces, and the families and friends who stand behind them.
    SECTION 3. That the Indiana General Assembly and all Hoosiers offer their deepest sympathy to the families and friends of those who

gave their lives in the service of their country.
    SECTION 4. That the Principal Clerk of the House of Representatives transmit a certified copy of this resolution to the President of the United States; the United States Department of Defense; the presiding officers and the majority and minority leaders of both houses of the United States Congress; the Indiana congressional delegation; the Adjutant General of the Indiana National Guard and the Indiana Reserves; the commanding officers of the Grissom Air Reserve Base; and to the families of the men who gave their lives during Operation Iraqi Freedom.