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Full Text of SR0206  95th General Assembly



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2     WHEREAS, The basic freedoms that all Americans enjoy are
3 secured through the dedication and sacrifice of the members of
4 the Armed Forces of the United States; and
5     WHEREAS, All of us as Americans are called to remember and
6 recognize the extraordinary price paid for our nation's freedom
7 by the selfless men and women who have sacrificed their lives
8 to preserve and protect our nation; and
9     WHEREAS, Many states have adopted the "Operation
10 Recognition" program to honor the sacrifices made by our World
11 War II, Korean War, and Vietnam War veterans during their high
12 school years; and
13     WHEREAS, More than 1,000,000 members of the Armed Forces
14 are currently serving on active duty in more than 120 countries
15 throughout the world; and
16     WHEREAS, Marine Lance Corporal Drew Uhles served his county
17 during Operation Iraqi Freedom; and
18     WHEREAS, Drew made the ultimate sacrifice for his nation
19 while serving in Iraq on September 15, 2004; and



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1     WHEREAS, Drew suggested high schools recognize graduating
2 seniors who have decided to serve in the Armed Forces of the
3 United States; and
4     WHEREAS, High school seniors entering into the Armed Forces
5 of the United States should be recognized during their
6 graduation ceremonies; and
7     WHEREAS, The Illinois Principals Association has played an
8 important role in encouraging 25 schools throughout Illinois to
9 adopt a recognition program for future servicemen and women;
10 therefore, be it
12 ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we encourage efforts to
13 bring a version of Operation Recognition to the State of
14 Illinois; and be it further
15     RESOLVED, That we support the Illinois Principals
16 Association in adopting a recognition program for students who
17 have decided to enter into the Armed Forces of the United
18 States; and be it further
19     RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this Resolution be
20 presented to the Illinois Principals Association, the Illinois
21 State Board of Education, and the Illinois Association of



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1 School Administrators to aid in the adoption of recognition
2 programs in every high school.