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HouseBill Number: 5160Primary Sponsor: T.C. AlexanderType of Legislation: CRSubject: Oconee County, World War II Commemorative CommunityDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 19940511Computer Document Number: BBM/9165JM.94Introduced Date: 19940427Last History Body: HouseLast History Date: 19940511Last History Type: Received from SenateScope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: T.C. Alexander GrahamType of Legislation: Concurrent Resolution
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN Leg Involved ____ ______ ____________ ______________________________ ___ ____________ 5160 House 19940511 Received from Senate 5160 Senate 19940511 Adopted, returned with concurrence 5160 Senate 19940505 Committee Report: Favorable 08 5160 Senate 19940427 Introduced, referred to 08 Committee 5160 House 19940427 Introduced, adopted, sent to SenateView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
May 5, 1994
S. Printed 5/5/94--S.
Read the first time April 27, 1994.
To whom was referred a Concurrent Resolution (H. 5160), supporting the efforts of Oconee County and its outstanding citizens to be designated a "World War II Commemorative Community", etc., respectfully
That they have duly and carefully considered the same, and recommend that the same do pass:
THOMAS L. MOORE, for Committee.
SUPPORTING THE EFFORTS OF OCONEE COUNTY AND ITS OUTSTANDING CITIZENS TO BE DESIGNATED A "WORLD WAR II COMMEMORATIVE COMMUNITY" BY THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE.
Whereas, Oconee County and its outstanding citizens have officially applied to the United States Department of Defense in Washington, D.C., to be designated as a "World War II Commemorative Community"; and
Whereas, the good people of Oconee County have made application for this honor and designation under the name "Oconee County World War II Commemorative Community"; and
Whereas, Ms. Nan Jones, teacher at Seneca High School, is the committee chairperson; and
Whereas, among the planned commemorative events or activities for 1994 in support of the application, the Oconee committee will dedicate a special World War II flag, will hold a D-Day commemoration on June 6, and will sponsor ceremonies in recognition of all World War II veterans on November 11; and
Whereas, among the events or activities planned for 1995 in support of the application, the Oconee committee will hold a special Memorial Day program in May to honor the memory of the 145 Oconee soldiers killed in the Second World War, will sponsor a picnic in July to honor all surviving veterans of the war, and will pay special tribute and recognition in November to all living World War II prisoners of war who reside in Oconee County; and
Whereas, the year 1994 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Allies' D-Day invasion of continental Europe, and the year 1995 will mark the half-century anniversary of the end of World War II -- a war in which the United States of America participated to make the world safe for democracy and to vanquish the forces of evil who were systematically destroying civilization; and
Whereas, the Oconee committee's efforts to obtain the designation of a World War II commemorative community reflect the patriotism of the citizens of that county and their realization that the hard lessons of the Second World War must never be forgotten; and
Whereas, we are pleased to encourage the citizens of Oconee County to move forward in their efforts to become a World War II commemorative community and consider this a very worthwhile endeavor which is greatly deserving of support. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:
That the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina, by this resolution, supports the efforts of Oconee County and its outstanding citizens to be designated a "World War II Commemorative Community" by the United States Department of Defense.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to Ms. Nan Jones, 4927 Bayshore Drive, Seneca, 29678.