Tuesday, April 22, 2008

THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
HOUSE RESOLUTION


No. 466 Session of 2007

INTRODUCED BY LENTZ, R. TAYLOR, BAKER, BELFANTI, BRENNAN,
CAPPELLI, DeLUCA, GEORGE, GRUCELA, HARHAI, HESS, HORNAMAN,
JAMES, KING, KORTZ, LEACH, MAHONEY, MANN, McCALL, MILNE,
MOYER, M. O'BRIEN, PALLONE, PARKER, PAYNE, PHILLIPS,
READSHAW, REICHLEY, ROAE, SAINATO, SCHRODER, SHIMKUS,
SOLOBAY, WALKO, J. WHITE, WOJNAROSKI AND YOUNGBLOOD,
OCTOBER 22, 2007

REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON VETERANS AFFAIRS AND EMERGENCY
PREPAREDNESS, OCTOBER 22, 2007

A RESOLUTION

Urging the United States Congress to authorize the awarding of
Cold War Medals to recognize foreign service personnel who
served admirably abroad during the Cold War.

WHEREAS, The United States Armed Forces confronted and
engaged the forces of worldwide Communism continuously from the
end of World War II on September 2, 1945, until the dissolution
of the Soviet Union on December 26, 1991; and
WHEREAS, The United States, throughout this prolonged period,
depended on its citizen volunteers and draftees to perform
national military service in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine
Corps and Coast Guard to defend the nation and its allies from
Communist aggression; and
WHEREAS, The collapse of the Soviet Union constituted the
greatest military success for the United States Armed Forces
since the end of World War II; and


WHEREAS, Americans who honorably served in the armed forces
during the Cold War should now be recognized with a service
medal; and
WHEREAS, Senate Bill No. 1097 and Senate Bill No. 1763, as
well as the 2008 fiscal year's defense appropriations bill are
viable legislative vehicles to authorize and fund the medal;
therefore be it
RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives urge the members
of the Congress of the United States to authorize the awarding
of Cold War Medals; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a Cold War Medal be authorized to honorably
recognize all military personnel who served on active duty
during the period September 2, 1945, through December 26, 1991,
and thereby recognize their military service during the Cold
War; and be it further
RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be transmitted to
each member of Congress from Pennsylvania and to all members of
the Armed Services Committee of the United States Senate and the
Armed Services Committee of the United States House of
Representatives.