California Legislature—2015–16 Regular Session

Assembly Concurrent ResolutionNo. 129


Introduced by Assembly Member Kim

(Principal coauthor: Senator Nguyen)

February 1, 2016


Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 129—Relative to the Month of the Military Child.

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL’S DIGEST

ACR 129, as introduced, Kim. Month of the Military Child.

This measure would declare the month of April 2016 as the Month of the Military Child.

Fiscal committee: no.

P1    1WHEREAS, In 1986, Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger
2established the Defense Department’s Month of the Military Child;
3and

4WHEREAS, Every April, United States military services and
5communities around the world recognize military children for their
6daily sacrifices and the challenges they must overcome; and

7WHEREAS, Military children often have to adapt their lives to
8the requirements of their parent’s military obligations; and

9WHEREAS, These children shoulder responsibilities beyond
10their years and burdens outside of their control, such as repeatedly
11moving and changing schools, long-term family member
12separations, and even the loss of a parent; and

13WHEREAS, Many military children have known only war since
14September 11, 2001; and

P2    1WHEREAS, California is home to more than 158,000 military
2children whose parents serve in the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine
3Corps, Coast Guard, National Guard, and Reserves; and

4WHEREAS, California will further its commitment to the brave
5men and women who serve their country and state by recognizing
6these children and young American heroes and pledging its
7gratitude for their sacrifices; now, therefore, be it

8Resolved by the Assembly of the State of California, the Senate
9thereof concurring,
That the Legislature hereby proclaims the
10month of April 2016 as the Month of the Military Child in
11California; and be it further

12Resolved, That the Legislature urges all Californians, local and
13state leaders, private organizations, and businesses to observe the
14month by showing appreciation to the children and youth of
15military families for standing by their parents and loved ones who
16are serving as members of the Armed Forces of the Unites States;
17and be it further

18Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly transmit copies
19of this resolution to each Senator and Representative from
20California in the Congress of the United States, to the Governor
21of California, to the Adjutant General of the California National
22Guard, to the Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, to
23the Secretaries of the Armed Forces of the United States, and to
24the author for appropriate distribution.



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