CHAPTER 612

HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 9

PRAISING THE CONDUCT OF THE AMERICAN P.O.W.'S RECENTLY RETURNED FROM INDO-CHINA AND CONDEMNING THE ACTIONS OF JANE FONDA.

WHEREAS, the American P.O.W.'s who have recently returned from their captivities in Indo-China are to be praised for their sacrifices in serving their country; and

WHEREAS, these P.O.W.'s did endure hardships such as torture, humiliation and lived in deplorable conditions; and

WHEREAS, returning P.O.W.'s have stated that throughout their long ordeals in Communist prison camps they never lost faith that the people of the United States were supporting their efforts to stay alive and sane; and

WHEREAS, the callous, cruel and irresponsible remarks made by Jane Fonda concerning the validity of the American P.O.W.'s claims of insufferable conditions in the Communist prison camps are in the poorest of taste; and

WHEREAS, Jane Fonda's harmful actions are nothing more than a sensationalized publicity stunt drawing attention away from the acts of valor performed by the American P.O.W.'s.

NOW, THEREFORE:

BE IT RESOLVED by the House of Representatives of the 127th General Assembly of the State of Delaware, the Senate concurring therein, that the American P.O.W.'s be praised and congratulated for their endurance, determination and faith above and beyond their appointed duty.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the inflammatory actions of Jane Fonda be condemned by this General Assembly.

Approved April 26, 1973.