CHAPTER 683

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 56

REQUESTING THE GOVERNOR TO CREATE A COMMITTEE TO STUDY THE FEASIBILITY OF ESTABLISHING A STATE VETERANS' CEMETERY.

WHEREAS, there are no National Cemeteries opened to the veterans of Delaware for burial. Since the closing of all National Cemeteries within a radias of 150 miles; and

WHEREAS, veterans of all wars were given the privilege of burial in a National Cemetery by a grateful government; and

WHEREAS, veterans of Delaware would like to be buried in Delaware and not in some distant place in some other State.

NOW, THEREFORE:

BE IT RESOLVED, by the Senate of the 127th General Assembly of the State of Delaware, the House of Representatives concurring therein, that the Governor is requested to create a committee to study the feasibility of establishing a veterans' cemetery, which cemetery would be owned and operated by the state until such times as the Department of the Army or Veterans Administration takes over the ownership or operation of the cemetery.

BE IT RESOLVED, that the committee shall contain two members of the Senate, appointed by the President Pro Tem, two members of the House of Representatives, appointed by the Speaker of the House, a member from the Disabled American Veterans, a member from the American Legion, a member from the Veterans of Foreign Wars, a member from the Jewish War Veterans, a member from the Paralyzed Veterans of America, and a member from the Veterans of World War I.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a copy of this resolution be sent to William V. Roth, United States Senator, Joseph R. Biden, Jr., United States Senator, Pierre S. duPont, United Chapter States Congressman, and Sherman W. Tribbitt, Governor of the State of Delaware, the Commander of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Jewish War Veterans, Paralyzed Veterans of America, Veterans of World War I, and Disabled American Veterans.

Approved July 12, 1974.