CHAPTER 470

HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION

IN REFERENCE TO THE RETENTION OF THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION REGIONAL OFFICE AT ELSMERE, DELAWARE.

WHEREAS, it has been called to the attention of the 123rd General Assembly by our major veterans' organizations that the Federal Government has initiated action to eliminate the Veterans Administration Regional Office at Elsmere, Delaware; and

WHEREAS, such action would seriously handicap all Delaware ex-service personnel who may have reason to contact the Veterans Administration for fulfillment of obligations due them; and

WHEREAS, the veterans of the State, always having been loyal and faithful to the United States of America in times of peril and national emergency, deserve a Veterans Administration office within reasonable distance of their homes;

NOW, THEREFORE,

BE IT RESOLVED, on behalf of the veterans of the State of Delaware, the 123rd General Assembly goes on record as opposing the elimination of the Veterans Administration Regional Office in the First State and calls on all in authority to take such necessary steps that will insure the retention of that office within the confines of the State.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that copies of this Resolution be forwarded to the President of the United States; the Veterans Administration; the Bureau of the Budget; the House Committee on Veterans Affairs; U. S. Senators John J. Williams and J. Caleb Boggs and U. S. Representative Harris B. McDowell, Jr.

Approved January 28, 1965.