H.Con.Res. 84: Supporting the goals and objectives of a National Military Appreciation Month

H.Con.Res. 84

Supporting the goals and objectives of a National Military Appreciation Month

Sponsor
Rep. Zach Wamp

Date
May 12, 2009 (111th Congress, 1st Session)

Staff Contact
Sarah Makin

Floor Situation

H.Con.Res. 84 is being considered on the floor under suspension of the rules, requiring a two-thirds majority vote for passage. This legislation was introduced by Rep. Zach Wamp (R-TN) on March 26, 2009. 

 

 

Bill Summary

H.Con.Res. 84 resolves that the House of Representatives:

•  "supports the goals and objectives of a National Military Appreciation Month; and

•  "urges the President to issue a proclamation calling on the people of the United States, all Federal departments and agencies, States, localities, organizations, and media to annually observe a National Military Appreciation Month with appropriate ceremonies and activities."

 

 

Background

On April 30, 1999, the Senate passed S. Res. 33 (during the 106th Congress), entitled “Designating May 1999 as National Military Appreciation Month,” calling on the people of the United States to observe a National Military Appreciation Month in May 1999, to honor the current and former members of the Armed Forces, including those who have died in the pursuit of freedom and peace.  On March 24, 2004, the House of Representatives passed H. Con. Res. 328 (during the 108th Congress), entitled “Recognizing and honoring the United States Armed Forces and supporting the goals and objectives of a National Military Appreciation Month,” and on April 26, 2004, the Senate passed H. Con. Res. 328 by unanimous consent.