CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE - 2013-2014 REGULAR SESSION


SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION No. 118


Introduced by Senator Anderson
May 05, 2014
Relative to military sacrifice.
LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST

SCR 118, as introduced, Anderson. Military sacrifice: remembrance. This measure would encourage the people of California to honor our war dead on the 21st day of each month by flying the flag of the United States at half-staff in remembrance and in honor of all those who have given their lives in military service in war and pausing for a moment of silence for 21 seconds to honor our fallen heroes.

DIGEST KEY Fiscal Committee: no
BILL TEXT

WHEREAS, Some 1.4 million American veterans have given their lives in the various wars in defense of freedom; and
WHEREAS, California and the nation should honor their service and sacrifice in perpetuity; and
WHEREAS, The highest salute our nation can bestow on our military or public officials, including the President of the United States, is formally known as the "21 Gun Salute," and taking a 21 second moment of silence is an appropriate way to honor our fallen solders; and
WHEREAS, Out of the 31,536,000 seconds in a calendar year, 252 seconds of each year shall be utilized to honor Americans who have given their lives defending freedom for a 21 second moment of silence each month, which would help this and future generations to understand and respect the sacrifice made by veterans who have given their lives; now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the Senate of the State of California, the Assembly thereof concurring, That the Legislature encourages the people of California to honor our war dead on the 21st day of each month by flying the flag of the United States at half-staff in remembrance and in honor of all those who have given their lives in military service in war and by pausing for a moment of silence for 21 seconds to honor our fallen heroes; and be it further
Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate transmit copies of this resolution to the author for appropriate distribution.

UPDATED VOTE COUNT IN THE CALIFORNIA SENATE FOR SCR-118
06-30-2014 (SENATE FLOOR) PASSED----UNANIMOUS 34-0
08-07-2014 (ASM RULES) PASSED----UNANIMOUS 7-0
08-14-2014 (ASSEMBLY FLOOR) PASSED----UNANIMOUS 78-0
CURRENT STATUS: IN SENATE. ORDERED TO ENGROSSING AND ENROLLING