April 18, 2011
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A Celebration for the Passage of House Joint Resolution 19
Recognizing the Service of Montanans in the Armed Forces of the United States
HELENA - Secretary of State Linda McCulloch on Monday joined Lieutenant Governor John Bohlinger, Montana Army National Guard Brigadier General John E. Walsh, and State Representative Tim Furey in celebrating the bi-partisan passage of House Joint Resolution 19.
|Military Museum Volunteer Russ Ritter, Lieutenant Governor John Bohlinger, Secretary of State Linda McCulloch, State Representative Tim Furey, Montana Army National Guard Brigadier General John E. Walsh|
HJ 19 is a joint resolution of the Senate and the House of Representatives of the State of Montana recognizing the dedication, professionalism and bravery of all Montanans who have served and will serve in the Armed Forces of the United States.
“There are thousands of Montana soldiers serving in active duty positions throughout the world,” said Representative Furey, the resolution’s sponsor. “These are Montanans that have volunteered to protect our liberties and freedoms through service to their country and state. HJ 19 is one way that we can say thank you.”
The resolution requires the Secretary of State to send copies of HJ 19 to the Montana Congressional Delegation; the Secretaries of the United States Army, Navy and Air Force; the Commandant of the United States Marine Corps and Coast Guard; and the Adjutant General of the Montana National Guard. Each respective recipient will be encouraged to forward the document to all Montanans in the Armed Forces. A similar resolution was approved by the Montana Legislature in 2009.
“We are all proud to honor the great sacrifice made by Montana’s service personnel and their families,” said Secretary McCulloch. “Your neighbors are thinking about you and wishing for your safe return home to your families, friends and communities.”
Read HJ 19 online at http://leg.mt.gov/bills/2011/billhtml/HJ0019.htm.