1999 Assembly Resolution 21
Relating to: commending past and present members of the United States Marine Corps on the 224th Birthday of the Corps.
Whereas, on November 10, 1775, the Continental Congress meeting in Philadelphia passed a resolution that "two battalions of Marines be raised" for service as landing forces with the fleet; and
Whereas, the resolution passed by the Continental Congress established the Continental Marines and marked the birth date of the United States Marine Corps; and
Whereas, the men and women of the United States Marine Corps have proudly served this country in war and peace since the American Revolution; and
Whereas, U.S. Marines have sacrificed much in their service and performed with valor in all engagements including, the fight to the "Halls of Montezuma" in Mexico City, the Battle of Bull Run in the American Civil War, the heroic action at Belleau Wood in World War I, the amphibious landing at Iwo Jima in World War II, the landing at Inchon during the Korean Conflict, the landing at Da Nang in the Vietnam War, the Grenada intervention to rescue Americans, the participation in Operation Just Cause in Panama to restore democracy, and combat in the Persian Gulf War to repel Iraq's invasion of Kuwait; and
Whereas, the men and women of the United States Marine Corps have been described as the "best of the best" because of their proud heritage of faithful service with the leadership and resolve to face tomorrow's challenges; now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the assembly, That the members of the Wisconsin assembly commends past and present members of the United States Marine Corps on the 224th Birthday of the Corps, and also commends the Corps for its commitment to service on behalf of the people of Wisconsin and the United States; and, be it further
Resolved, That the assembly chief clerk shall provide copies of this resolution to the Commandant of the Marine Corps.