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115th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. CON. RES. 70


Recognizing and commending the leadership, patriotism, and contributions of veterans service organizations and volunteers involved for their commitment and sacrifice to ensure veterans are laid to rest with the honor and ceremony they earned through selfless service to the people of the United States in the Armed Forces.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 20, 2017

Mr. Issa (for himself, Mr. Brady of Texas, Mr. Ryan of Ohio, Mr. Posey, Mr. Nunes, Mrs. Mimi Walters of California, Mr. Cook, Mr. Knight, Mr. Rohrabacher, Mr. Royce of California, Mr. Mooney of West Virginia, Mr. Upton, Mr. Burgess, Ms. Tenney, Mr. Lamborn, Mr. Perry, Mr. Hunter, Mr. Vargas, Mr. Correa, Mr. Cuellar, Ms. Kaptur, Mr. Collins of New York, Ms. Stefanik, Mr. Flores, Mr. McClintock, Mr. Mast, Mr. Poliquin, Mr. Dunn, Mrs. Blackburn, Mr. LaMalfa, Mr. Babin, Mr. Huizenga, Mr. Pittenger, Mr. Chabot, and Mr. DesJarlais) submitted the following concurrent resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs


CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

Recognizing and commending the leadership, patriotism, and contributions of veterans service organizations and volunteers involved for their commitment and sacrifice to ensure veterans are laid to rest with the honor and ceremony they earned through selfless service to the people of the United States in the Armed Forces.

    Whereas for nearly a century, veterans service organizations have served as a complementary and integral part of supporting members of the Armed Forces, veterans, and their families;

    Whereas since their inception, veterans service organizations have proudly supported members of the Armed Forces, veterans, and the families of those who have served, volunteering millions of hours to provide honor and ceremony to those who have perished;

    Whereas veterans service organizations have representatives in all 50 States, territories, and abroad; and

    Whereas section 1491 of title 10, United States Code, as amended by section 578 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2000 (Public Law 106–65), directed the Department of Defense to provide every veteran, upon request, a funeral honors detail consisting of at least two uniformed members of the Armed Forces, a flag ceremony, and the playing of Taps: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), That Congress—

(1) honors and recognizes the patriotism and countless contributions to the United States by generations of veterans service organizations;

(2) commends members of veterans service organizations in the United States, territories, and abroad for their dedicated service to and support of members of the Armed Forces and veterans as well as their families and communities;

(3) encourages the people of the United States to promote awareness of the contributions and dedication of members of veterans service organizations to members of the Armed Forces, veterans, and their families; and

(4) calls on the people of the United States to follow the noble example of the veterans service organizations and volunteer support and services to those who have selflessly served the United States.