Text: H.Res.196 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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112th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. RES. 196

Supporting the goals and ideals of Yellow Ribbon Day in honor of members of the Armed Forces who are serving overseas apart from their families and loved ones.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
March 31, 2011

Mr. Gibson submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform


RESOLUTION

Supporting the goals and ideals of Yellow Ribbon Day in honor of members of the Armed Forces who are serving overseas apart from their families and loved ones.

Whereas the hopes and prayers of the American people for the safe return of members of the Armed Forces serving overseas are demonstrated through the proud display of yellow ribbons;

Whereas the designation of a “Yellow Ribbon Day” would serve as an additional reminder for all Americans of the continued sacrifice of members of the Armed Forces;

Whereas Yellow Ribbon Day would also recognize the history and meaning of the Yellow Ribbon as the symbol of support for members of the Armed Forces;

Whereas Yellow Ribbon Day would also signify a tribute and remembrance to all Prisoners of War and a fervent hope for the safe return and full accounting of all members of the Armed Forces who are Missing in Action; and

Whereas April 9th would be an appropriate day to designate as Yellow Ribbon Day as it was on April 9, 2004, that Staff Sergeant Matt Maupin became the first Prisoner of War of Operation Iraqi Freedom: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the House of Representatives supports the goals and ideals of Yellow Ribbon Day in honor of members of the Armed Forces who are serving overseas apart from their families and loved ones.