Introduced Version





SENATE CONCURRENT

RESOLUTION No. ____





DIGEST OF INTRODUCED RESOLUTION



        A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION recognizing the Greenwood Fire Department Honor Guard.



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Introduced

Second Regular Session 114th General Assembly (2006)


SENATE CONCURRENT
RESOLUTION



        A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION recognizing the Greenwood Fire Department Honor Guard.

    Whereas, The Greenwood Fire Department Honor Guard was formed in 1997 and originally consisted of six members who wanted to represent the fire department and the city with the highest degree of honor;

    Whereas, The Honor Guard currently consists of twelve members, Commander Nat Ridge, Assistant Commander Joshua Meadows, Kevin Johnson, Ed Daugherty, Adam Arkins, Adam Flynn, Thaddeus Ridge, Robert Stecher, Randy Travis, Michael Jackson, Devon Bancroft, and Bryan Johns;

    Whereas, The primary function of the Honor Guard is to perform at the funeral services of fallen members of the fire department and police department or civic leaders and to present and promote the dignity and honor of the United States flag and Indiana flag at various events and functions around the area;

    Whereas, The Greenwood Fire Department Honor Guard has competed in the FDIC National Fire Department Honor Guard competition for four years, taking the national title in 2003 and 2005;

    Whereas, The Honor Guard also shows an active interest in the community through involvement with the Cub Scouts, presenting the colors at local Sertoma, Rotary, and Moose events as well as high school sporting events and fund

raisers;

    Whereas, The Honor Guard led the Epsilon Sigma Alpha Walk of Heroes in 2002, the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade in Indianapolis in 2004, the Babe Ruth World Series Parade in 2002, and presented the Colors for the International Convention of Sertoma in 2003 and the National Fallen Firefigher's Memorial in Washington, D.C. in 2002; and

    Whereas, The Greenwood Fire Department Honor Guard is an excellent representative of the Greenwood community and the state of Indiana: Therefore,

Be it resolved by the Senate of the General Assembly

of the State of Indiana, the House of Representatives concurring:



    SECTION 1. That the Indiana General Assembly recognizes the dedication to duty, honor, and country displayed by the members of the Greenwood Fire Department Honor Guard and thanks the members for their hard work.
    SECTION 2. That copies of this resolution be transmitted by the Secretary of the Senate to the members of the Greenwood Fire Department Honor Guard, Fire Chief Steve Dhondt, Mayor Charles Henderson, and Governor Mitch Daniels.