2015 - 2016 LEGISLATURE
March 27, 2015 - Introduced by Representatives Krug, Weatherston,
Skowronski, Petryk, Spiros, Kulp, Novak, Sanfelippo, Kremer, Macco,
Horlacher, Hutton, Bernier, Mursau, E. Brooks, A. Ott, Quinn, Thiesfeldt,
Murtha, Spreitzer, Hesselbein, Subeck, Wachs, Berceau, Hebl, Goyke and
Steineke, cosponsored by Senators Roth, Moulton, Tiffany, Harsdorf,
Marklein, Olsen, Hansen, Lassa, Wirch, Vinehout and Nass. Referred to
Committee on Rules.
AJR20,1,1 1Relating to: the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War.
AJR20,1,42 Whereas, the U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War spanned many decades,
3regular combat troops began to be deployed in 1965, and the war officially ended on
4April 30, 1975; and
AJR20,1,65 Whereas, more than 3 million Americans served in Vietnam and 58,000
6Americans were killed in the conflict; and
AJR20,1,77 Whereas, 165,400 residents of Wisconsin served during the Vietnam War; and
AJR20,1,98 Whereas, 1,239 Wisconsin residents were killed serving their country and are
9listed on the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C.; and
AJR20,1,1110 Whereas, the current Wisconsin population of Vietnam veterans is estimated
11at 140,064 people; and
AJR20,1,1412Whereas, 2009 Wisconsin Act 36 designated March 29 as Vietnam Veterans
13Day in Wisconsin to recall the Vietnam veterans' accomplishments and to thank
14those veterans for their service during that war; and
1Whereas, May 28, 2012, through November 11, 2025, has been proclaimed as
2the Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War to honor Vietnam
3veterans, the fallen, the wounded, those unaccounted for, former prisoners of war,
4their families, and all who served; now, therefore, be it
AJR20,2,9 5Resolved by the assembly, the senate concurring, That March 29, 2015,
6through November 11, 2025, shall be proclaimed the Commemoration of the 50th
7Anniversary of the Vietnam War in the state of Wisconsin, and the legislature
8encourages residents of the state to take part in ceremonies and events honoring
9Vietnam veterans.
AJR20,2,1010 (End)