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28th Legislature(2013-2014)

Bill Text 28th Legislature


00 Enrolled HCR 2                                                                                                          
01 Proclaiming the state as a Purple Heart State to honor the service and sacrifice of our nation's                        
02 men and women in uniform wounded or killed by the enemy while serving to protect the                                    
03 freedom enjoyed by all Americans.                                                                                       
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05 BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:                                                             
06      WHEREAS the people of the state have great admiration for and the utmost gratitude                               
07 toward the men and women who have selflessly served their country and this state in the                                 
08 armed forces; and                                                                                                       
09      WHEREAS veterans have paid the high price of freedom by leaving their families                                   
10 and communities and placing themselves in harm's way for the good of all; and                                           
11      WHEREAS the contributions and sacrifices of the men and women of the state who                                   
12 have served in the armed forces have been vital in maintaining the freedoms and way of life                             
13 enjoyed by the citizens of the state; and                                                                               
14      WHEREAS many men and women have given their lives while serving in the armed                                     
15 forces; and                                                                                                             
16      WHEREAS many citizens of our state have earned the Purple Heart Medal as a result                                
01 of having been wounded while engaged in combat with an enemy force, which is recognized                                 
02 as a singularly meritorious act of essential service;                                                                   
03      BE IT RESOLVED that the Alaska State Legislature proclaims the state as a Purple                                 
04 Heart State to honor the service and sacrifice of our nation's men and women in uniform                                 
05 wounded or killed by the enemy while serving to protect the freedom enjoyed by all                                      
06 Americans.                                                                                                              
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