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AUGUST 16 PROCLAIMED AS ANNUAL AIRBORNE DAY
State of Illinois
90th General Assembly
Legislation

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 1                          HOUSE RESOLUTION
 2        WHEREAS, On  August  16,  1940  the  United  States  Army
 3    Parachute  Test  Platoon  made  its  first official parachute
 4    jump; and
 5        WHEREAS, The 82nd Airborne Division Association wishes to
 6    make August 16 a national day  of  remembrance  for  all  the
 7    United States to remember this historic event; and
 8        WHEREAS,  On  May  25,  1997, U.S. Senator Strom Thurmond
 9    submitted a U.S. Senate  Resolution  designating  August  16,
10    1997 as National Airborne Day; and
11        WHEREAS,  We  would  like  to  see  this  day, August 16,
12    recognized as National Airborne  Day  throughout  the  United
13    States forever; therefore, be it
14        RESOLVED,   BY   THE  HOUSE  OF  REPRESENTATIVES  OF  THE
15    NINETIETH GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that  we
16    hereby  proclaim  August 16, 1998 as National Airborne Day in
17    the State of Illinois; and be it further
18        RESOLVED, That we urge U.S.  Senator  Strom  Thurmond  to
19    ensure  the passage pf the U.S. Senate Resolution designating
20    August 16 as National Airborne Day; and be it further
21        RESOLVED, That a suitable  copy  of  this  resolution  be
22    forwarded to U.S. Senator Strom Thurmond.


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