SJ182: Commending Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8469.


SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 182
Commending Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8469.

 

Agreed to by the Senate, March 9, 2022
Agreed to by the House of Delegates, March 10, 2022

 

WHEREAS, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8469 in Fairfax County celebrated its 75th anniversary of service to veterans, active duty military, military families, and the community in 2021; and

WHEREAS, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 8469 is a nonprofit, patriotic, social, fraternal, and educational association that strives to honor the service and sacrifices of veterans through contributions to the community and servant leadership; and

WHEREAS, charitable donations from Veterans Day and Memorial Day events organized by the members of VFW Post 8469 have supported the United Service Organizations, military relief societies for multiple branches of the military, and other worthy causes; and

WHEREAS, VFW Post 8469 has delighted generations of attendees at local Fourth of July festivities by sending a decorated float, restored World War II vehicles, and members of its color guard and marching unit to parades; and

WHEREAS, VFW Post 8469 also awards scholarships to local young people and has partnered with other charitable organizations to enhance the quality of life throughout the community and provide hope and support to people in need; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the Senate, the House of Delegates concurring, That the General Assembly hereby commend Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8469 on the occasion of its 75th 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 Post 8469 as an expression of the General Assembly’s admiration for the organization’s legacy of service to the Fairfax community.

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 182

Offered March 2, 2022
Commending Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8469.
Patrons-- Petersen; Delegates: Bulova and Helmer

WHEREAS, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8469 in Fairfax County celebrated its 75th anniversary of service to veterans, active duty military, military families, and the community in 2021; and

WHEREAS, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 8469 is a nonprofit, patriotic, social, fraternal, and educational association that strives to honor the service and sacrifices of veterans through contributions to the community and servant leadership; and

WHEREAS, charitable donations from Veteran’s Day and Memorial Day events organized by the members of VFW Post 8469 have supported the United Service Organizations, military relief societies for multiple branches of the military, and other worthy causes; and

WHEREAS, VFW Post 8469 has delighted generations of attendees at local Fourth of July festivities by sending a decorated float,  restored World War II vehicles, and members of its color guard and marching unit to parades; and

WHEREAS, VFW Post 8469 also awards scholarships to local young people and has partnered with other charitable organizations to enhance the quality of life throughout the community and provide hope and support to people in need; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the Senate, the House of Delegates concurring, That the General Assembly hereby commend Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8469 on the occasion of its 75th 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 Post 8469 as an expression of the General Assembly’s admiration for the organization’s legacy of service to the Fairfax community.