SECOND REGULAR SESSION

House Concurrent Resolution No. 5

96TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY

INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVES ROWLAND (Sponsor), FRANZ, WALLINGFORD, SOLON, PHILLIPS, SHUMAKE AND SATER (Co-sponsors).

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            WHEREAS, veterans throughout the United States are honored with a declared holiday on their behalf; and

 

            WHEREAS, Veterans Day on November 11th is a day of remembrance and celebration set aside for our military heroes; and

 

            WHEREAS, most federal, state, and local governmental entities celebrate and give their employees a day off with pay on Veterans Day and guarantee their right to work the following day; and

 

            WHEREAS, the very military heroes this holiday was set aside to honor do not all have these same rights and privileges:

 

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the members of the House of Representatives of the Ninety-sixth General Assembly, Second Regular Session, the Senate concurring therein, hereby strongly urge all employers in the State of Missouri to grant all veterans the ability to take Veterans Day as a day off, without fear of their right to work being interrupted, and the option to provide a paid day off remains a decision of the employer; and

 

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Chief Clerk of the Missouri House of Representatives be instructed to prepare a properly inscribed copy of this resolution for the Missouri Veterans Commission.