|Sponsor||Rep. Guthrie, Brett|
|Committee||Education and Labor|
|Date||December 2, 2009 (111th Congress, 1st Session)|
|Staff Contact||Adam Hepburn|
The House is scheduled to consider H.Res. 897 under suspension of the rules, requiring a two-thirds majority vote for passage. H.Res. 897 was introduced on November 6, 2009, by Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-KY).
H.Res. 897 resolves that the House of Representatives:
• "Recognizes the importance of teaching elementary and secondary school students, on Veterans Day and throughout the school year, about the sacrifices that veterans have made throughout the history of the Nation; and
• "Encourages elementary and secondary schools to engage students in learning about, and honoring, veterans and the sacrifices they have made."
According to the resolution's findings, in 2008 there were over 23 million veterans in the U.S., but many elementary and secondary school students are not aware of the efforts veterans have made to protect our nation. Many schools and teachers have held drives in recent years to collect items to send to veterans, members of the Armed Forces, and their families. Elementary and secondary schools across the U.S. host Veterans Day programs to honor and educate students about the sacrifices veterans have made.