house resolution no.241

Reps. Posthumus, Beeler, Fink, Smit, BeGole, Bezotte, Rigas, Kunse, Jaime Greene, Zorn, Borton, Thompson, Schmaltz, Bierlein, Martin, Tisdel and Bruck offered the following resolution:

A resolution to declare May 2024 as Military Appreciation Month in the state of Michigan.

Whereas, From our earliest days as a nation, our United States armed forces have acted with great courage and valor to defend, protect, and preserve the liberty we cherish. Indeed, our very heritage of freedom and democracy is owed to the devotion to country by and the vigilance of generations of servicemen and women; and

Whereas, It is fitting at this time to honor the legacy of strength, courage, and sacrifice of all those who have served and are now serving our country. Whether active duty, National Guard, or Reserve, our military has stood ready in times of peace and in times of conflict to answer our nation is call to duty; and

Whereas, This selfless service to country often demands special sacrifice and hardship not only from those who serve, but from their families as well. Throughout our nationís history, many families have borne the greatest burden of all through the loss of a loved one in defense of freedom. It is incumbent upon us as citizens of this great land to remember those sacrifices and to honor our servicemen and women and our veterans, especially those who died in defense of our freedom; and

Whereas, The month of May has been designated by Congress as a particularly appropriate time to recognize and honor our military families as we celebrate Loyalty Day, Victory in Europe (VE) Day, Military Spouse Day, Armed Forces Day, and Memorial Day all during the month of May; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the House of Representatives, That the members of this legislative body declare May 2024 as Military Appreciation Month in the state of Michigan. We express our full support and gratitude to our servicemen and women, as well as our veterans; and be it further

Resolved, That a copy of this resolution be transmitted to the Michigan Department of Military Affairs.