Amended in Assembly April 4, 2016

Amended in Assembly February 23, 2016

California Legislature—2015–16 Regular Session

Assembly Concurrent ResolutionNo. 129


Introduced by Assembly Member Kim

(Principal coauthor: Senator Nguyen)

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(Coauthors: Assembly Members Achadjian, Alejo, Atkins, Baker, Bigelow, Bloom, Bonilla, Bonta, Brough, Brown, Burke, Calderon, Campos, Chang, Chau, Chávez, Chiu, Chu, Cooper, Dababneh, Dahle, Daly, Dodd, Eggman, Frazier, Beth Gaines, Cristina Garcia, Eduardo Garcia, Gatto, Gipson, Gomez, Gordon, Gray, Grove, Hadley, Harper, Holden, Irwin, Jones-Sawyer, Lackey, Levine, Linder, Lopez, Low, Mathis, Mayes, McCarty, Medina, Mullin, Nazarian, Obernolte, O'Donnell, Olsen, Patterson, Quirk, Rendon, Salas, Steinorth, Mark Stone, Thurmond, Ting, Wagner, Waldron, Weber, Wilk, Williams, and Wood)

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February 1, 2016


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

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL’S DIGEST

ACR 129, as amended, 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.

P2    1WHEREAS, In 1986, Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger
2established the Defense Department’s Month of the Military Child;
3and

4WHEREAS, Every April, the United States military services
5and communities around the world recognize military children for
6their daily 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, including some military children whose
15parents made the ultimate sacrifice; and

16WHEREAS, As members transition to veterans’ status, children
17and families need special care as they lose traditional military
18support services; and

19WHEREAS, California is home to more than 158,000 military
20children whose parents serve in the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine
21Corps, Coast Guard, National Guard, and Reserves; and

22WHEREAS, California will further its commitment to the brave
23men and women who serve their country and state by recognizing
24these children and young American heroes and pledging its
25gratitude for their sacrifices; now, therefore, be it

26Resolved by the Assembly of the State of California, the Senate
27thereof concurring,
That the Legislature hereby proclaims the
28month of April 2016 as the Month of the Military Child in
29California; and be it further

30Resolved, That the Legislature urges all Californians, local and
31state leaders, private organizations, and businesses to observe the
32month by showing appreciation to the children and youth of
33military and veteran families, including children of the fallen, for
34standing by their parents and loved ones who are serving or have
35served as members of the Armed Forces of the United States; and
36be it further

37Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly transmit copies
38of this resolution to each Senator and Representative from
39California in the Congress of the United States, to the Governor
40of California, to the Adjutant General of the California National
P3    1Guard, to the Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, to
2the Secretaries of the Armed Forces of the United States, and to
3the author for appropriate distribution.



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