Bill Text: TX SR5 | 2013 | 83rd Legislature 3rd Special Session | Enrolled

Bill Title: Recognizing the West Veterans Honor Guard for its contributions to the community.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Passed) 2013-08-05 - Reported enrolled [SR5 Detail]

Download: Texas-2013-SR5-Enrolled.html
         WHEREAS, The Senate of the State of Texas is pleased to
  recognize the West Veterans Honor Guard; and
         WHEREAS, This exemplary association was founded in 1990 as
  the VFW Honor Guard by members of West Veterans of Foreign Wars
  Post 4819 under the leadership of Harry Lee Hykel and post
  commander Frank Podsednik; they were soon joined by members of
  the American Legion, and the organization became known as the
  West Veterans Honor Guard; and
         WHEREAS, These dedicated patriots have generously
  committed their time and their talent to provide traditional
  graveside military honors to deceased veterans; their services
  include flag-folding and presentation, the playing of "Taps," a
  rifle detail, and a color guard; since its inception, the group
  has provided these tributes at more than 430 funerals for those
  who served; and
         WHEREAS, The West Veterans Honor Guard also appears at a
  variety of public events across Central Texas, including the
  Westfest Labor Day parade, where its members provide a color
  guard and a display of service flags; and
         WHEREAS, This exceptional organization is truly deserving
  of recognition for its patriotism and its dedication to service;
  now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the Senate of the State of Texas, 83rd
  Legislature, 3rd Called Session, hereby commend the members of
  the West Veterans Honor Guard on their many contributions to the
  community and extend to them best wishes for continued success in
  their honorable endeavors; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution be prepared for
  the organization as an expression of esteem from the Texas
        President of the Senate
        I hereby certify that the
    above Resolution was adopted by
    the Senate on August 5, 2013.
        Secretary of the Senate
         Member, Texas Senate