Bill Text: NJ SJR89 | 2018-2019 | Regular Session | Introduced


Bill Title: Designates first week of May of each year as Wounded Warrior Appreciation Week.

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-1)

Status: (Introduced) 2018-06-11 - Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee [SJR89 Detail]

Download: New_Jersey-2018-SJR89-Introduced.html

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION

No. 89

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

218th LEGISLATURE

 

INTRODUCED JUNE 11, 2018

 


 

Sponsored by:

Senator  JOSEPH P. CRYAN

District 20 (Union)

Senator  TROY SINGLETON

District 7 (Burlington)

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

     Designates first week of May of each year as Wounded Warrior Appreciation Week.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

     As introduced.

  


A Joint Resolution designating the first week of May of each year as Wounded Warrior Appreciation Week.

 

Whereas, Many of our military veterans and service members have incurred physical and mental injuries, illnesses, and wounds in the service of the United States; and

Whereas, With advancements in battlefield medicine and body armor, an unprecedented percentage of service members are surviving severe wounds and injures; and

Whereas, It is estimated that during Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom, for every United States soldier killed, seven are wounded for a combined total of over 48,000 servicemen; and

Whereas, In addition to the physical wounds, it is estimated that as many as 400,000 service members live with the invisible wounds of war including combat-related stress, major depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder, with another 320,000 believed to have experienced a traumatic brain injury while on deployment; and

Whereas, These wounded warriors need programs uniquely structured to nurture their minds and bodies, to foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation's history; and

Whereas, This State should honor and empower all wounded warriors, encouraging them as they adjust back to civilian life and achieve their goals; now, therefore,

 

     Be It Resolved by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:

 

     1.    The first full week of May of each year is designated as "Wounded Warrior Appreciation Week" in New Jersey in order to raise public awareness to the unique courage and needs of wounded veterans in the service of the United States Military and encourage them in their adjustments to civilian life and achievement of their goals.

 

     2.    The Governor is respectfully requested to issue a proclamation calling upon public officials and citizens of this State to observe "Wounded Warrior Appreciation Week" with appropriate activities and programs.

 

     3.    This joint resolution shall take effect immediately.

 

 

STATEMENT

 

     This joint resolution designates the first full week of May of each year as Wounded Warrior Appreciation Week in New Jersey. 

     With advancements in battlefield medicine and body armor, an unprecedented percentage of military service members are surviving severe wounds and injures in the service of the United States.  It is estimated that during Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom, over 48,000 servicemen and women were physically injured.  In addition to the physical wounds, it is estimated that as many as 400,000 service members live with the invisible wounds of war including combat-related stress, major depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder, with another 320,000 believed to have experienced a traumatic brain injury while on deployment.

     This State should honor and empower all wounded warriors, encouraging them in their adjustment to civilian life and achievement of their goals.

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