SJ5067: Commending Veterans of Foreign Wars Obie D. Minter Memorial Post 10840.

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 5067

Offered September 10, 2014
Commending Veterans of Foreign Wars Obie D. Minter Memorial Post 10840.
Patrons-- Stanley; Delegate: Poindexter

WHEREAS, Veterans of Foreign Wars Obie D. Minter Memorial Post 10840 of Franklin County, which was chartered on September 1, 1989, with just over 70 veterans from Franklin County and neighboring communities, celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2014; and

WHEREAS, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10840 was named for Franklin County native Obie D. Minter, a World War II veteran of Company B, 30th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, who was captured in the Vosges Mountains during the Rhineland campaign and imprisoned at Stalag VII-A in Moosburg, Germany, before liberation; and

WHEREAS, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10840 has been actively involved in and continues to support community affairs; the post conducts youth programs; ensures the care of veterans, orphans, and widows; fosters camaraderie among veterans; and promotes patriotism and love of country; and

WHEREAS, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10840 includes and continues to welcome veterans of World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Gulf War, the War in Iraq, the War in Afghanistan, and other overseas combat and expeditionary operations of the Cold War, including the Dominican Republic, Beirut, the Indian Ocean Contingency Crisis (Iran Hostage Crisis), Somalia, Grenada, Panama, and others; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the Senate, the House of Delegates concurring, That the General Assembly hereby commend Veterans of Foreign Wars Obie D. Minter Memorial Post 10840 on the occasion of its 25th anniversary; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the Senate prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to Veterans of Foreign Wars Obie D. Minter Memorial Post 10840 as an expression of the General Assembly’s admiration for 25 years of service to the community.