Sponsored by Representatives Brendan Dignan and Michael Winn.
Whereas, November 11, 2006 marks the seventieth annual celebration of Veterans Day, a day dedicated to the cause of world peace;
Whereas, the Commonwealth of Virginia and the United States of America will celebrate this day as an opportunity for us all to recognize the sacrifices made by all of those American veterans who served our country in its defense of world peace;
Whereas, the University Registrar recognizes over 100 current University of Virginia students as being former active duty or reserve Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines, many of who served in combat operations;
Whereas, the University Army, Navy, and Air Force Reserve Officers Training Corps currently enroll 308 cadets and midshipmen in their programs which result in the commissioning of some 60 military officers each year;
Whereas, students of the University have entered the Armed Forces ever since the University’s inception;
Be it therefore resolved, that the University of Virginia Student Council, on behalf of the Student Body, recognizes Veterans Day 2006 and thanks all students, faculty, staff, and alumni of The University who have served, or are currently serving in, the Armed Forces of the United States of America;
Be it further resolved, that the University of Virginia Student Council, on behalf of the Student Body, wishes to recognize cadets and midshipmen of the Army, Navy, and Air Force ROTC Departments and to thank them for preparing to lead this nation’s Armed Forces in the future;
Be it also resolved, that the University of Virginia Student Council, on behalf of the Student Body, invites all members of the University to display the flag of the United States of America on Saturday, November 11, 2006 in a manner that brings honor and recognition of a grateful nation to all these many men and women who are among us.
An Act (5 U.S.C. § 87(a)), approved May 13, 1938, made the 11th of November in each year a legal holiday – – a day to be dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be thereafter celebrated and known as “Armistice Day.”