HJR 16: Expressing confidence in and support for all members of the military, their families, and employers of members of the National Guard.
00 HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 16 01 Expressing confidence in and support for all members of the military, their families, and 02 employers of members of the National Guard. 03 BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 04 WHEREAS many members of the Alaska National Guard and other members of the 05 military have been assigned to duty overseas to assist people in countries around the world, 06 end the threat of terrorism, prepare for the very real threat of war, and to deal with threats 07 against our nation; and 08 WHEREAS members of the Alaska National Guard, their families, their employers, 09 and other members of the military make tremendous sacrifices every day in their service to 10 our country and to our state; and 11 WHEREAS the members of the Alaska National Guard and other members of the 12 military are well trained, well led, and committed to protecting and serving the citizens of the 13 United States and their interests abroad; and 14 WHEREAS members of the Alaska National Guard, other members of the military, 15 and their families make important contributions to the State of Alaska while they are stationed 16 here; and
01 WHEREAS the security of our nation, our state, and our citizens depends on the 02 willingness of these brave men and women to put themselves in harm's way; 03 BE IT RESOLVED that the Alaska State Legislature recognizes the commitment of 04 the members of the Alaska Army National Guard, the Alaska Air National Guard, and other 05 members of the military, and expresses its support for these gallant defenders of freedom; and 06 be it 07 FURTHER RESOLVED that the members of the Twenty-Third Alaska State 08 Legislature express their gratitude for the sacrifices of the families and civilian employers of 09 our men and women in uniform; and be it 10 FURTHER RESOLVED that the members of the Twenty-Third Alaska State 11 Legislature express their sincere hope and trust that all members of the Alaska National Guard 12 and other members of the military return safely to their families from wherever they may be 13 assigned. 14 COPIES of this resolution shall be sent to the Honorable George W. Bush, President 15 of the United States; the Honorable Donald Rumsfeld, United States Secretary of Defense; 16 General Richard B. Myers, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; General Peter Pace, Vice 17 Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; General Eric K. Shinseki, Chief of Staff of the Army; 18 Admiral Vern Clark, Chief of Naval Operations; General James L. Jones, Commandant of the 19 Marine Corps; Lieutenant General Carrol H. "Howie" Chandler, Commander, Alaskan 20 Command, United States Air Force; the Honorable Craig E. Campbell, Adjutant General, 21 Department of Military and Veterans' Affairs; and to the Honorable Ted Stevens and the 22 Honorable Lisa Murkowski, U.S. Senators, and the Honorable Don Young, U.S. 23 Representative, members of the Alaska delegation in Congress.